Byte Night Sleepout 2018

On 5th October our Paisley Branch Manager Maureen took part in Byte Night which is a UK sleepout organised by Action for Children to raise vital funds to prevent youth homelessness.

Maureen braved the cold and dark on her own to sleep out all night and raised over £800!

Action For Children was voted as our 2018 Branch Charity of the Year by our Paisley Branch customers.

 

What is Byte Night?

Byte Night is now the UK’s largest national corporate sleepout event, with individuals and teams sleeping out to raise vital funds to prevent youth homelessness.

It all began in 1998 when 30 individuals slept out in London and raised £35,000. Since then Byte Night has now grown to 12 events and over 1500 people slept out in 2017. Byte Night is one of the UK’s top 20 mass participation charity events and is the largest national corporate sleepout having raised over £10 million since the first event.

Your support will also allow Action for Children to continue to help thousands of young people to build better lives by providing essential support, accommodation, education and training.

 

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 301,000 children, young people and families each year. In particular, 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.