Action for Children - Byte Night 2018
October 17, 2018

On the 5th October three of our fun and fearless crew dedicated themselves to a night sleeping under the stars in aid of Action For Children. A huge congratulations to Stacey, Debbie and Nora!

As many of you know, the team at Etain are dedicated fundraisers and do what we can to raise much needed cash and support for a range of charities, in particular Action for Children.

You might remember back in October 2017 that Jill, Stacey & Debbie took part in Byte Night for Action for Children, taking to Stormont playing fields armed with little more than a few umbrellas and sleeping bags, where they experienced a cold, wet night sleeping under the stars. The ladies were tasked with raising £1500 for the night and totally smashed their target with a whopping £2500! This year Stacey, Debbie and one of our new additions, Nora took part in Byte Night again and we are delighted report that they have again exceeded their target.

Stacey, Debbie and Norah - Byte Night 2018

In the lead up to the event Stacey McKinstry, Head of Finance said "The 5th October is just one night for us, 7 hours outside.... and then we have the luxury of going home afterwards.... the sad fact is that this doesn't even begin to compare to many young people's reality across the UK."

On behalf of everyone at Etain we want to congratulate the ladies on their achievement and thank them for all their hard work in raising funds and support for this extremely worthy cause.

While this year’s target has been exceeded it doesn’t mean the hard work is done. At any one time there are approximately 83,000 homeless young people in the UK. Coming from a range of situations beyond their control, many of the young men and women you see sleeping rough on our streets have come from situations of abuse, family breakdowns and mental health issues.

If you’d like to join us in continuing to support Action for Children, use our official JustGiving page or the donations button below to contribute what you can. We appreciate any and all donations you can make to this very meaningful cause.


What is Byte Night?

Established in 1998, Byte Night is Action for Children's biggest annual fundraiser. The national ‘sleep-out’ event attracts hundreds of likeminded people from across the UK’s business arena. Each participant gives up their bed for one night in aid of the lives of vulnerable young people.
In an effort to experience in some small way, the hardship of homelessness, participants sleep outdoors with minimal shelter and have little more than a sleeping bag, a roll-out mat or cardboard base and a torch.

Action for Children help disadvantaged children across the UK from before they are even born right into their twenties, helping them through fostering, adoption and careful, early interventions designed to stop neglect and abuse.

The video below is an example of the work that Action for Children does across the UK.



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