Cambridge businesses join forces to help homeless youngsters

  • Date 6 Oct 2010

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.

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.  

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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