The UK’s IT industry, along with friends and other volunteers, are taking part in Byte Night, a 24-hour challenge to sleep overnight in nothing but sleeping bags to raise funds for Action for Children, an organization to support children in care, disabled children and combat youth homelessness.
The group will “sleep rough” for one night, with a goal of raising £1 million, so vulnerable youths currently sleeping on the streets don’t have to. The sleepovers will take place across the UK including London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading, Edinburgh and Belfast.
The event has been 15 years in the making, raising over £5 million, and has had direct results as seen in the video from last year’s event:
With most everyone at Byte Night, who’s holding down the fort:
— Action for Children (@aslongasittakes) October 4, 2013
These guys are sleeping rough to show solidarity with homeless teens:
— Anthony Hatter (@AntHatter) October 4, 2013
British TV presenter Laura Hamilton tweets her support:
— Laura Hamilton (@laurahamiltontv) October 4, 2013
Is this something you might be interested in, if it took place in your area?