Action for Children

Action for Children's vision is of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are loved and valued. A world where they can break through injustice and deprivation and fulfil their potential. Our operational mission is to support and speak out for vulnerable children and their families. We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the barriers that hold them back. We believe in early intervention, supporting families as soon as problems come up.
Nov 14, 2014

We've nearly reached the 1 million!

You did it! You braved the cold and, if you were unlucky, the rain and slept out for Byte Night 2014. It was a great night and as of the 12th November the total stands at £956,626, we are so close to the £1 million and this is thanks to all your effort. Together we can raise more than £1 million to prevent youth homeless and help to keep young people off the streets and back into a life of stability. Thank you for all your support and please help us to raise as much money for Action for Children.

Sep 9, 2014

You did it! You completed RideLondon!

On Sunday 10th August, 35 riders for Action for Children took part in the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.  The challenge started in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a 100mile route out into Surrey's stunning country roads and hills, before returning to London to finish on The Mall, in front of the iconic Buckingham Palace.  Unfortuntely due to the weather conditions on Sunday, Leith Hill and Box Hill were closed for safety reasons.  All those who took part completed the course in under nine hours so it really was a challenge for all riders. 

After a very wet and windy cycle ride through London and Surrey, all our riders were happy to reach the finish line and so pleased with their achievements.  The weather forced the course to be shortened for safety reasons but all the Action for Children riders said what a fantastic experience taking part in RideLondon was and some even said they would do it again!

Of our 35 riders, six of those are Dell employees. 

If you’re inspired by the Commonwealth Games and RideLondon, Action for Children are accepting applications for the 2015 RideLondon event taking place on Sunday 3rd August 2015. Email Challenge@Actionforchildren.org.uk for more details.

Thank you to everyone who took part or supported the event in one way or another.

Aug 29, 2014

We have already raised 100,000!

Friday the 3rd of October 2014 will be the 17th annual Byte Night. This year will see over 1,900 professionals sleeping out across 8 UK locations including, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Reading and London, raising £1.3 million to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness.

In London 300 sleepers will enjoy an evening of entertainment and networking, followed by a night’s sleep in the in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge. Last year over 37 people from Dell slept out in London, Thames Valley and Edinburgh to raise over £13,000, generously donated by hundreds of people sponsoring them, so thank you for your continued support to help vulnerable children and young people across the UK at risk of youth homelessness.

Byte Night is the technology industry's annual sleep out in support of Action for Children and for over 17 years technology professionals have been changing young people's lives. Each year over a thousand 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.  Thanks to you Action for Children has helped thousands more young people at risk of homelessness to build better lives by providing essential support, accommodation, education and training.

Many thanks for your support and for more information please visit www.bytenight.org.uk or email Nicola Bogle on Nicola_Bogle@DELL.com

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