Jagex, the developers behind RuneScape, has announced an incredibly successful first year for it’s Charitable Giving program.
With the target initially set at £150,000, I think it’s fair to say that Jagex has smashed that, raising a staggering £225,000 in the 12 months that the initiative has been running. The funds raised have been donated to three charities – CPSL Mind, The Prince’s Trust, and YMCA Right Here – ‘to promote mental health on a local, national, and international level.’
“We’ve had a remarkable first year for Jagex’s Charitable Giving initiative, and I am so proud of the work that we have supported as well as the funding we have raised for our mental health charities.” said Kelvin Plomer, Director of Customer Support and Jagex Charitable Giving. “Raising £225,000 over the past 12 months is a remarkable achievement and I want to thank everybody involved.”
Additionally, and to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Jagex’s RuneScape, is selling a baby yeti – an in-game item available for players to purchase, with proceeds going towards the company’s three chosen charities.
Jagex has also been recognised in Mind’s prestigious Workplace Wellbeing Index for 2018, marking its second year on the list, awarded in recognition of ‘Achieving Impact’ in promoting staff mental health and demonstrating progress and impact over time.
Great job, Jagex!