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The Data Lab takes part at Byte Night

The Data Lab team are sleeping out on the 7th October, whatever the weather, to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness. Every year, 80,000 young people find themselves without a place to stay. We are giving up our beds for one night to make a positive difference to these young people’s lives. 

Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser; a national ‘sleep-out’ event. It started in 1998, when 30 friends slept out in London and raised £35,000. Since then Byte Night has raised over £7.3 million to tackle the root causes of youth homelessness. Byte Night is now the UK’s largest sleep out event, with individuals and teams from the technology and business services sleeping out to raise vital funds to prevent youth homelessness. This year Byte Night is bringing together the UK’s largest corporate companies across eight locations with an aim to raise £1.2 million. 

Action for Children have been helping the young and vulnerable for over 145 years, working in local communities to protect and support disadvantaged children as they grow up. Today, they support more children and their families than any other children’s charity. More than 390,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK are supported by Action for Children’s more than 600 services, to make their lives better today; tomorrow and every day. They work to make sure every child has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. You can see some of Byte Night’s success stories here.

Over 80,000 young people in the UK find themselves homeless each year. Action for Children believes in early intervention, finding the root causes of youth homelessness and providing support to families before their issues reach crisis point. 

Action for Children has never been afraid to push for the best for children, and we strongly relate to that. We believe the work they are doing is saving lives, and so we decided to get involved and help. And you can too! A donation of just £5 could pay for a hot meal for a homeless young person. £10 can buy a set of pots and pans to help a formerly homeless young person start to build their own home. By donating £18, you could pay for a warm shower and hygiene kit to help a young person prepare for interviews.

To get involved and help us raise more funds for this cause, please donate through our Just Giving page.

Thank you for your support!

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