Friday 17 July 2009

Get Involved in Byte Night 2009

Did you know...

“One in four adults have been worried that a child they know or living in their area is being neglected, and over a third did not tell anyone about their concerns.”

At Bond we want to make a difference and give something back to the community. We were recently approached by Action for Children to see if we would host Byte Night 2009 in the North East, after we held a similar event last year.

Byte Night is an annual event where the business community across the UK sleep outside for one night to experience what it is like to be homeless. This year the event will take place on October 2nd - the venue will be announced soon.

Developed by Action for Children, Byte Night aims to raise money to help support children and young people who are affected by poverty, disability, abuse or neglect.

A board has now been elected which consists of several members of the Bond team, Nigel Begg from Aspire Technology Solutions, Andy Walton from Knowledge IT and Andrew Fisk from Tagish - all have been working hard to canvas volunteers and sponsors.

As this is the first official Byte Night event to be held in the region we want to make it a success. As well as offering a great networking opportunity, we want volunteers to enjoy the experience, so if there is anything you would like to see at Byte Night, please contact us.

We still have a lot to organise and it is vital that we get support from the local business community. With this in mind we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in volunteering and making a difference to children in the UK.

We are also looking for a series of sponsors to provide food and entertainment on the night, so if you, or anyone you know could help, please contact us. It is for a great cause after all!

Our first sponsor is Paul Keating of Red Boat Photography who will be the official photographer on the night.

Last year we had 11 volunteers who participated in the event. This year we are aiming to quadruple this figure and sign up a minimum of 40 volunteers – we will keep you posted on our progress.

We really want to make a big difference and we cannot do this without your help, so please get involved and help us change the course of young lives.

If you require any information or have any questions, please email

Please also keep checking this blog as all news will be posted here first. You can also visit Byte Night’s website at

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