One night of homelessness for Byte Night

Guest post by Carolyn Hughes

IT and tech industry charity event Byte Night is calling on everyone at TechHub to experience how it feels to be homeless for just one night. Come and join in the annual sleep-out to raise money for vulnerable and homeless young people.

This is the first year that Byte Night has taken place in Manchester, and we�re hoping to see up to 200 people grabbing their sleeping bags to face the elements for a worthy cause.

The sleep-out takes place at the Brother Campus in Audenshaw on Friday, October 4.

Byte Night was first launched in 1998 when 30 people from the IT industry slept out and raised �35,000 for Action for Children. Since that night, the event has grown to over 1000 people participating each year, raising over �950,000 in 2012 alone across the UK.

From the night it began, 16 years ago, to its fifteenth anniversary in 2012, Byte Night has raised a phenomenal �5.2 million.

Byte Night improves and supports the lives of young, homeless people across the UK. It helps Action for Children tackle the root causes of homelessness, keeping vulnerable young people off the streets and enabling them to build better lives with access to education and training opportunities.

We would love Tech Hub start-ups to join together to form one (or more) teams for Byte Night. You can register to sign up for Byte Night.

Additionally, please join us for a night of networking and fun at the pre-Byte Night social event.

  • Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M15 WW
  • When: Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Time: 6pm

Carolyn Hughes is a PR consultant at IT and technology PR specialists Fourth Day.
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