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A record number of North East businesses are taking part in Action for Children’s Byte Night this year to help raise money to help young people at risk from homelessness.

The venue for this, the second year the largest charity sleep out has taken place in the North East, is the home of Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park Stadium.

Byte Night North East Co-Chair and SVP at CIO Connect Alistair Russell said, “Last year was a great success for the first Byte Night event to be held in the North East. This year we’re delighted we’ve got even more people signed up and we’re aiming to raise £100,000 to help vulnerable young people in the region.”

Action for Children Director of England North, John Egan, said, “We work with vulnerable young people and families to try to prevent homelessness and tackle the issues that can lead to young people ending up on the streets. From individual support for teenagers, to working with families who are facing difficulties, our aim is to stop problems escalating and ensure children and young people are safe, cared for, and have the help they need when they need it.”

To find out more about Byte Night please visit; www.bytenight.org.uk/register, or to donate, simply text BYTE17 with the amount (£) to 70070.

For further media information please contact Sharon, media officer at Action for Children, on 0775341 4236 /Sharon.mckee@actionforchildren.org.uk

Out–of–hours enquiries should be directed to the duty press officer on 07802 806679/media.team@actionforchildren.org.uk

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