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.
Apr 30, 2014

Byte Night 2014 is hoping to raise 1.3 million!

Over 1,600 sleepers from the technology and business communities will join Byte Night on Friday 3th October 2014 and “sleep-out” to brave the elements in Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, Midlands, North West, South West and Thames Valley to help us reach our largest ever fundraising target of over £1.3 million across the UK. Since Byte Night began 17 years ago, we have now managed to raise an amazing £6.2 million and are hoping to break the £7 million mark this year.

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 or email Nicola Bogle on

Apr 30, 2014

Six Dell colleagues are ready to Ride 100 miles for Action for Children this August!

Taking place on Sunday 10 August 2014, this year’s exciting cycling challenge starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 100 mile route then heads out into Surrey's stunning country roads and hills (including Leith and Box Hill), before returning to London to finish on The Mall, in front of the iconic Buckingham Palace.

All those taking part must complete the course in under nine hours, as the elite race, including many of the Olympic greats, will be hot on your wheels.

Action for Children have given Dell a number of exclusive places for this year’s event, so if you would like to sign up please contact Nicola Bogle on

So far we have six Dell colleagues who are taking part and raising money for Action for Children, and we wish you all the best of luck!

  • Colin Campbell
  • Greg Nottage
  • Tim Loake
  • Jamie McRobb
  • Tariq Hussain
  • Bob Greenwood (contributing to Dell’s fundraising)

If you are one of the lucky ones to have been awarded a ballot place, then we would be delighted if you choose to join our team. There's no minimum sponsorship for own place riders and all you have to do to sign up is email Nicola Bogle on

Feb 6, 2014

Byte Night 2013 has raised over 1,000,000!

Byte Night is now the leading charity event for individuals and teams from the IT, technology and innovation sector. Last year, we raised over £1,000,000 thanks to hundreds of people who chose to sleep out for a night or chip in to help sponsored fundraising.  

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all our sleepers and supporters involved in Byte Night 2013. You helped us make this year’s event a record breaking Byte Night with over 1400 sleepers from the IT and Business Industry sleeping-out to raise funds to prevent youth homelessness. Your dedication and fundraising efforts have helped us raise over £1,000,000 so far and the donations continue to flood in!

Thanks to your support Action for Children has helped thousands more young people to build better lives by providing essential support, accommodation, education and training.

 Save the date - Please save Friday 3rd October in your diaries and join us for Byte Night 2014. Sign up to sleep-out in 2014.

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