Yesterday morning I joined the board for Byte Night Thames Valley. It would be very easy to say it was the free bacon sandwiches that tempted me to the meeting but the truth is that I am very excited to be involved. It is an event that I have often thought about but at Berkeley PR we have decided to back this brilliant charity and to also offer our services.
For those who don’t know, Byte Night is the IT industry’s annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. This year the event is celebrating 15 years of IT professionals changing young people’s lives. 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. Action for Children helps to prevent youth homelessness through early intervention by ensuring that young people across the UK are given the support they need before it’s too late.
I am obviously putting a team forward to take part in the event but will also be helping to publicise the event over the course of the year. We are also hoping to encourage any other tech companies from the Thames Valley area to get involved and join the board. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact either me or Byte Night directly through their website