Event to­day will launch Byte Night

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

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. par­sons@ac­tion­forchil­dren.org.uk.

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 bytenight@ac­tion­forchil­dren.org. uk.

SALLY HAN­SON Chair­man of the Thames Val­ley

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