For 2018 we have renewed our commitment to support Byte Night, the sleep-out event that helps to raise funds for Action for Children.
How Action for Children works
From before they are born until they are into their twenties, AfC helps disadvantaged children across the UK.
They help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. They make life better for children with disabilities. The charity also influences policy and advocates for change.
Their 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year.
What is Byte Night?
Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser; a national sleep-out event. Each year, hundreds of like minded people from the technology and business arena give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people.
It all began in 1998 when 30 individuals slept out in London and raised £35,000. Since then Byte Night has grown to include 12 events and over 1500 people slept out in 2017. Byte Night is one of the UK’s top 17 mass participation charity events and is the largest charity sleep-out having raised over £10 million since the first event.
In 2018 Byte Night will take place on Friday 5 October, across 12 locations within the UK.
Why do we need to sleep out?
Action for Children does what’s right, what’s needed and what works for children in the UK by supporting more than 390,000 children, young people and families each year.
Byte Night works to support some of the 83,000 young people who are homeless in the UK every year through no fault of their own. Family breakdown, mental health issues and abuse in the home are just a few of the causes which lead to many young people becoming homeless. Action for Children has supported many young people to a safe and happy future. Unfortunately, so many more still need our help.