Beginning with a fundraising event at 200SVS, the Byte Night team were given an insight into the stories of some of the young people whom Action for Children
After a warm meal and a little more fundraising, the ‘sleepers’ were then taken to Blythswood Square for the main event. Equipped with a foil survival bag, hand warmers and an umbrella, along with their sleeping bags and mats, we bedded down for the night in 3-degree weather.
While some of the team slept soundly, most members of our team of 8 struggled to get even a moments rest. Business Development Manager Lauren Spark, Data Scientist Kathryn McCrindle and Marketing Manager Grace Cheah were all first-time ‘sleepers’ at Byte Night this year, and here is how they found the experience:
Yeah it was cold, it was noisy, the light pollution made it difficult to sleep but that was for ONE MEASLY NIGHT, where all I had to do was remind myself I would be home safe and sound in a matter of hours… bit different!”
The children that need help from Action for Children are faced with exceptional challenges that they cope with alone, with leaving home often their only option to survive. These children would dream of the luxuries that we had that evening to cope with sleeping out, which makes fundraising to provide support all the more important. Not only has this experiences given me a new appreciation for the privilege that I live in, but it has reminded of the importance of helping others, who find themselves in terrible circumstances beyond their control.”
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