Hunstanton businessman prepares to sleep rough to boost charity funds

Charles Le Strange Meakin ANL-160208-114603001

Charles Le Strange Meakin ANL-160208-114603001

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A Hunstanton businessman is preparing to take part in the UK’s largest charity sleep out in October.

Charles le Strange Meakin, a partner at accountancy firm KPMG, will sleep rough at Cambridge Airport as part of Action for Children’s “Byte Night”, which will see around 1,200 people sleep out across 10 UK cities.

Funds raised by the annual event help the charity ensure thousands of children and young people have a safe and loving home.

Mr Meakin said: “This is my seventh Byte Night and each year I feel really proud of the businesses who take part. Yes, it’s a hard night but it’s a lot of fun too – as well as a superb opportunity for networking and team-building.

“We have teams from companies including Marshalls, ARM, Mills & Reeve, Deloitte and HSBC already signed up to sleep out but we’re still looking for other businesses to join us – it’s not too late to register for this year.”

The funds raised at the Byte Night East Anglia event in Cambridge will support Action for Children’s services such as its family support and children centre services in Norfolk as well as its sheltered accommodation project, West Suffolk Shared Housing.

To find out more, or to register visit bytenight.org.uk or contact the Byte Night team on bytenight@actionforchildren.org.uk