Charity wants IT staff to sleep rough

IT charity Byte Night has kicked off registrations, as it looks to top the £550,000 raised last year to battle youth homelessness.

Charity wants IT staff to sleep rough

Byte Night brings together supporters from around the IT industry to sleep rough for one night and raise cash to support Action for Children.

Across its 14 years, Byte Night has raised more than £3 million. This year, it’s hoping to raise £600,000 with 700 “sleepers” taking part.

“The support of the IT community has been critical in allowing us to provide safe and secure accommodation to vulnerable children and young people at risk of homelessness,” said Andrew Harris, director of fundraising and appeals at Action for Children.

“But it’s not simply a case of providing funds: the support we’ve received through Byte Night over the past 14 years suggests there is genuine passion for the cause,” he added. “The community of sleepers and supporters are truly inspiring, both to their peers and to the people they help.”

This year’s event will take place on 7 October in London, the Thames Valley, Cambridge and Scotland. Click here to register your team.

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