Categories Press release Fundraising Services Volunteers Events Archive 2017 Ed Balls helps Action for Children's 20th 'Byte Night' hit £10m target
Action for Children’s 'Byte Night' sleep out has raised over £10m since 1998, and more than £1m for the fifth year running. With funds still coming in and the grand total to be announced at the end of November, the £1m mark was passed just a few weeks after the event took place on 6 October.
More than 1,500 hardy sleepers from the tech and corporate worlds slept under the stars at 10 sites across the UK. In London, Action for Children chief executive Sir Tony Hawkhead and 250 sleepers were joined by celebrity supporters including actor Jenny Agutter OBE (from BBC TV’s Call the Midwife), former Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, journalist and broadcaster, Angela Rippon, and TV presenter, Anthea Turner.
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A charity sleep out has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
More than 200 representatives from Scotland’s business and IT sector spent Friday (6 October) night under the stars to raise money to support Action for Children’s efforts to tackle youth homelessness.
Companies including Harvey Nash, Scottish Power, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Edinburgh Airport, Morgan Stanley and Vodafone bedded down for the night in Charlotte Square Gardens in Edinburgh and Blythswood Square in Glasgow.