Cambridge businesses join forces to help homeless youngsters


For the first time Byte Night will be taking place in Cambridge and a host of businesses will join forces to raise money for children’s charity Action for Children.

Byte Night Cambridge is supported by many of the area’s top businesses including Citrix, Cambridge Consultants and EACS. Over 60 sleepers will all bed down for a night in the great outdoors at Cambridge Science Park on Friday 8th October.

Kirstin Broome, fundraising manager at Action for Children, said: “Since its inception 12 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.”

Byte Night Cambridge is one of five sleep out events taking place across the country in October, with the others happening in London, Edinburgh, Reading and Manchester respectively.  

If you would like more information about Byte Night, contact Fiona Macleod on 020 3124 0614 or email: email.

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

About Byte Night
Byte Night is the IT industry’s annual sleep out in aid of youth homelessness. Each year, over 700 people from the IT and business community give up their bed for one night to experience a little of what it might be like to be homeless. The money they raise helps Action for Children tackle the root causes of youth homelessness.

It all began 12 years ago when 30 individuals from the IT industry slept out and raised £35,000. Since then the event has grown to over 700 sleepers raising almost £550,000 in 2009 alone. Patrons, sponsors and sleepers include celebrities and leading figures, CIOs, systems developers, business managers, marketers and more.

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