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The event, now in its seventh year, has so far raised more than £1m since it started in 1998. Computer Weekly has supported the initiative from the start. The money raised by Byte Night is used to fund children's charity NCH's efforts to help homeless children. NCH will donate 92p of every £1 raised by the IT industry directly to the charity's initiatives to help homeless children.
Before turning into their sleeping bags for a night on the hard ground, participants will, to judge from last year, enjoy a fun evening with a quiz, a charity auction and a singalong.
The event attracts a mix of people from all IT sectors: public and private, users and suppliers.
For more on Byte Night, call Lucy Cooper or visit the website: 020-7704 7068, www.bytenight.org.uk
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Computer Weekly has been a strong supporter of Byte Night over the years and 2004 is no exception. Managing editor John Riley, who is also on Byte Night's board, is sleeping rough in London along with other participants in this NCH charity initiative to help homeless children. Donations can be made online at: www.bmycharity.com/V2/bytenight