Children’s Charity Wants Local Businesses to Sleep Rough for Annual Fundraiser

Action for Children is calling on local business in Cambridge to help raise money to tackle youth homelessness by signing up for this year’s Byte Night.

The event takes place on Friday 7 October and sees members of the business community spending a night sleeping outdoors atCambridge Science Park to raise money for the children’s charity.

Last year was the first Byte Night to be held in Cambridge and saw over 60 sleepers from local top businesses including Citrix, Cambridge Consultants and EACS raise £45,000.

Now in its 13th year, Byte Night is Action for Children’s largest fundraiser and has raised over £3 million for the children’s charity. Last year’s sleep out saw 600 participants take part in locations including London, Manchester, Cambridge, Edinburgh andThames Valley.

Kirstin Broome, fundraising manager at Action for Children, said: “Since its inception 13 years ago, Byte Night has gone from strength to strength. The event has allowed us to continue to provide safe and secure accommodation to vulnerable youngsters at risk of homelessness. The support from the Cambridge area is second to none.”

The millions of pounds raised so far have helped Action for Children support some of the UK’s most neglected  and vulnerable youngsters ­– providing them with secure accommodation, education and training, and ending the cycle of deprivation that so many get trapped in.

If you would like more information about Byte Night, please contact Fiona Macleod on 020 3124 0614 or email: fiona.macleod@actionforchildren.org.uk.

You can also visit the website at www.bytenight.org.uk, follow it on Twitter or join the Facebook group.

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