A team of five will brave the elements to represent Bright Purple Resourcing at this year’s fund-raising Byte Night 2011 event in Edinburgh with all proceeds benefitting the charity Action for Children.
With over 700 people from the IT and business community taking part, Byte Night is once again being staged to raise money to tackle root causes of youth homelessness. Participants will spend a night sleeping rough in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park on 7th October to help thousands of children and young people across the UK to build better lives through access to secure accommodation, education and training opportunities and enhanced family support.
Each year, at least 75,000 children and young people experience homelessness: one in three attempt suicide with one in seven young runaways subjected to physical or sexual assault.
Byte Night is in its fourteenth year and is the biggest single event benefiting Action for Children. Last year the event raised a record £567,000 despite the challenging economic climate and in total has now raised over £3 million for Action for Children’s vital work.
Amanda Jeffery, Bright Purple’s Marketing and Social Media Manager, who will be participating in this year’s Byte Night event, said: “In 2009 we managed to raise over £3800 for this great cause. We are urging people to dig deep this year and help us to repeat and even improve on that figure by giving their support.”
For further details on how to donate, please visit: Bright Purple’s Just Giving page for this year’s Byte Night: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/PurplePower