Civica staff to sleep out on the street for Byte Night
Helping to tackle youth homelessness
Locally-based Civica is a long-standing supporter of Byte Night, organised by the charity Action for Children. Action for Children provides vital help and support to disadvantaged young people in the UK, including working to reduce the numbers of young children sleeping rough on our streets (a staggering 83,000 young people are homeless each year in the UK).
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 10 UK locations and over 1200 people slept out in 2016. Byte Night is one of the UK’s top 17 mass participation charity events and is the largest charity sleep-out having raised over £9.6 million since the first event.
In 2016 31 Civica employees slept out across 3 locations in the UK. This year Civica is taking on the challenge again, with teams confirmed in the South West and North West events.
Join the sleep-out
Get involved by joining Civica in sleeping out on Friday 6th October. To register, head to bytenight.org.uk. Or if sleeping out isn’t for you donate to the Civica fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CivicaTeam2017
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