Hunstanton businessman to sleep rough for charity

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A Hunstanton businessman plans take part in a the UK’s largest charity sleep out later this year to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

Taking part in Action for Children’s Byte Night for the seventh year in a row is Charles le Strange Meakin, a partner at accountancy firm KPMG, who will sleep rough at Cambridge Airport on October 7.

The annual event will see 1,200 people sleeping out across 10 UK cities with funds raised helping the charity ensure thousands of children and young people across the East of England have a safe and loving home.

Mr Meakin said: “I think it can be hard for many of us to fully understand the tough time so many children and young people have in this country.

“But by helping Action for Children continue its vital work, we really can make a difference and help give them the start in life they deserve.”

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.

He 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, however big or small, to join us – it’s not too late to register for this year.”

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