Charity runs deep in the foundations of the Sumo family where we wholeheartedly support wonderful local causes such as The Children’s Hospital Charity and Sheffield Western Park Hospital as well as national charities like Games Aid, The Prince’s Trust and Special Effect. Not only do we sponsor, donate and raise awareness for our chosen charities as a company, but on an individual basis, our staff are incredibly philanthropic in their own time by abseiling, skydiving, running marathons and working in soup kitchens.
Sumo Digital has long been a supporter of Sheffield Children’s Hospital and in 2016 we are proud to be sponsoring the Volunteer’s award in the Sheffield Children’s Star Awards.
Through a series of charitable events held throughout the year, Games Aid can support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. As well as participating in their larger events such as the annual Game’s Aid Golf day, Numerous In-house events such as bake offs, fancy dress days and have enabled Sumo’s staff to generously give their time to raise money for this great cause.
In 2016 Sumo Digital are sponsoring ‘The Get Started Programme’, a week long course for young people aged 16 – 25 who are not engaged in education or employment. The course aims to encourage young people in to a career in the Games Industry, giving not only a games design taster but also the skills to stretch and develop their personal and social abilities.
Game Blast, a 48 hour gaming marathon, is a great way for our staff to indulge in their favourite pastime whilst earning sponsorship money to help change the lives of those who love gaming but struggle to actually use basic gaming equipment. The money raised will help Special Effect to adapt or modify that equipment, making gaming more accessible for those with disabilities. Sumo have also proudly sponsored the start/finish line of the Special Effect 2016 Twin Town Challenge as well as being one of the many UK development studios to enter a team.