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Workbooks Supports Byte Night 2015

Type: #PR

Reading, England, (12th May 2015) – Byte Night is the IT industry’s annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. Each year, hundreds of individuals and teams from across the technology and business community spend a night exposed to the elements in a bid to raise sponsorship and awareness of Action for Children’s work to help prevent youth homelessness.

A team of Workbooks staff will sleep outdoors for a night at the Thames Valley Byte Night event, taking place on the 2nd of October this year, in aid of homeless children in the UK.

John Cheney, CEO at Workbooks commented: We have had a sleeper team for the past 2 years and it combines good corporate social responsibility and internal moral and team building with a little fun, all in aid of a well deserving need. 

Imagine your own kids in the future left in this unfortunate situation, sleeping rough and living hand to mouth,  through unfortunate circumstance that befalls them, something that seems unfathomable, but that could happen to anyone. We encourage others in the sector to do the same, giving a little back for all the good we enjoy in the IT sector. A mix of well-known and lesser known companies around the UK are taking part and it’s easy to do and gets strong customer support. We are pleased and proud to be taking part for a 3rd consecutive year.

The Workbooks team slept out in 2013 & 2014 and raised several thousand pounds each year for the charity, led by several Workbooks Directors. Anyone wishing to support Workbooks efforts and offer sponsorship should visit:

About Byte Night


Byte Night is the technology industry’s annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. Each year hundreds of individuals and teams from across the IT and business community spend a night exposed to the elements in a bid to raise sponsorship and awareness of Action for Children’s work, who focus heavily on supporting homeless young people. It all began 16 years ago when 30 individuals from the IT industry slept out and raised £35,000.

Since then the event has grown to over 1000 sleepers taking part each year, raising an amazing £5.2 million since it began. The Thames Valley Byte Night will be taking place on Friday 4th October in Forbury Gardens, Reading and Byte Night is looking for volunteers not only to give up their time and their bed for the night to raise money, but to get a feel for what some people have to go through every day.

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