Luc Shelton

SpecialEffect London 10K Team

Fundraising for SpecialEffect
raised of £293 target
by 10 supporters
Event: ASICS London 10K 2022, on 10 July 2022

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We enable physically disabled people to to enjoy inclusion through technology


Hey there,

I'm once again running the London 10K for SpecialEffect! I've run three times before and I am determined to continue raising money for SpecialEffect, and to also beat my personal best of 57 minutes and raise more than £293!

I am intending to train harder than ever this year, especially if it means being able to raise more money than before, and beating my all time best record.

I don't run at any other event, but I've always enjoyed doing the London 10K because of how much fun it is, and because it makes a good excuse to raise for a cause that I care about.

  • London 10K 2018 Completion Time: 0:57:12
  • London 10K 2019 Completion Time: 1:00:00
  • London 10K 2021 Completion Time: 1:00:50

Why SpecialEffect?

Note: This bit has largely been copied from my previous attempt at the London 10K. It's still relevant.

I believe in SpecialEffect's mission to provide tailored and integrated hardware solutions for making video games accessible to everyone, regardless of their disability.

Having been raised with video games, I can confidently say that they have had a positive impact on my life. They have enabled me to play with others, to collaborate, to share unique experiences with friends, and to express myself creatively, too. Moreover, they have enabled me to make a living for myself - a profession of which I am incredibly grateful for.

I strongly believe that it should be possible for anyone to have these same experiences, regardless of their physical ability. SpecialEffect enables others to be able to do that with customised hardware and peripherals, that are tailored and configured to the needs of the individual. 

I genuinely think that's incredible, not only because of the ingenuity involved in being able to develop this hardware to the needs of the person, but because of the immensely positive impact that it has on them too.

This was added by default, but I'll leave it here for further reading:

The London 10K is SpecialEffect's longest standing fundraising event, and back in the day a hard core of games industry professionals made something of a name for themselves by completing the race dressed as their favourite video games characters - a tradition that has continued to this day! SpecialEffect have been continuing to offer assessments, equipment loans and advice during the Covid lockdowns and appreciate your support more than ever!

Thanks for reading!

- Luc Shelton

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SpecialEffect enable fun, inclusion, independence and a better quality of life for physically disabled people across the world through the inspirational use of adaptive technology.

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