Sleep on the street so that young people don't have to

Byte Night is the UK’s largest corporate sleepout, with individuals and teams sleeping rough 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 nearly 1500 people sleeping out in 2018. It is now one of the UK’s top 20 mass participation charity events and has raised over £12 million so far – but we aren’t finished yet!

By sleeping out, you will allow Action for Children to help thousands of young people build better lives by providing essential support, accommodation, education and training.


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Why we 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.

Learn more about the cause

Our ambition is for any child who needs help to get help. Discover our mission, values as well as how our charity is run.

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