Byte Night is an annual sleep out by members of the IT industry to support Action for Children; a charity helping to keep children and young adults off the streets.

Each year, supporters spend 1 night out on the streets, exposed to the elements to raise both money and awareness for Action for Children.

12 years ago 30 individuals from the IT industry slept out and raised £35,000. The event has grown tremendously since then to over 700 sleepers raising almost £550,000 in 2009 alone. Sleepers, sponsors and patrons of the event include anyone and everyone from the IT industry from marketers and developers to celebrities and leading figures and many many more.

They are still looking for people to take part or to sponsor someone taking part in the event or to make a donation so if this sounds like something you’d be interested in, be sure to check out their website.