Event today will launch Byte Night
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE businesses have been set the challenge of spending a night exposed to the elements for Action for Children services in the region.
The leading charity is holding a launch event to give companies in the county the opportunity to find out how they can get involved in Byte Night, the UK’s biggest sponsored sleep out, and how the money raised will help to ensure vulnerable young people have a safe and loving place to call home.
Guests will have the chance to hear from a young person and support worker from Action for Children who will show the ways money raised by Byte Night is spent.
More than 400 UK companies spend the night exposed to the elements on Byte Night to raise money for vital services to support young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Some of the biggest Thames Valley companies take part, making Byte Night a unique networking opportunity as well as a chance to support vulnerable young people. One night makes a lifetime’s difference.
Staff from businesses including Barclays, SAS, Megabuyte, HP, RBS, Dell, Citrix, EY and KPMG spent the night out of doors for the eighth Byte Night Thames Valley, last year.
Byte Night has raised more than £7.2 million since it launched in 1998. Last year, sleep outs took place in London, Cambridge, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh, making it the biggest Byte Night ever.
The Byte Night Thames Valley launch event takes place from 6pm to 8pm today (Thursday) at Symantec, 350 Brook Drive, Green Parking, Reading, RG6 1WG
To register, contact Helen Parsons at Action for Children, on 07718 114 001 or email helen. firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to find out more about Byte Night but cannot attend, visit bytenight.org.uk or contact the Byte Night team on email@example.com. uk.
SALLY HANSON Chairman of the Thames Valley
Byte Night board