Help Crimson Back Byte Night & Action For Children In 2017

Mark Britton News

Crimson will be charity fundraising for Byte Night and Action for Children in 2017 – and it wants your help!

Spearheaded by Caisha Sheikh, Lead Consultant – Senior Appointments at Crimson and Byte Night Board Member, the IT recruitment and IT solutions company are running a range of activities in 2017 to raise funds for Action for Children.

Staff members will be organising a cake sale, an online auction, a 6-a-side football tournament, a summer BBQ, a charity gala dinner, and a ‘whacky races sports day’, as well as participating in a Wolf Run and Byte Night to raise funds for this amazing charity.

Caisha said: “The Crimson team would like to invite all of our clients and contacts to help us support Action for Children. In particular, we are inviting people to join our Byte Night sleep out team and our Gala Dinner. Please let me know if you would like to get involved in any of our fundraising activities.”

Action for Children is charity that helps disadvantaged children across the UK from before they are born until they are into their twenties. It does it through practical services and programmes that are proven to work. Nearly 7,000 staff and volunteers run over 600 services. Action for Children makes a difference to the lives of 390,000 children, young people, and families every year.

Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser; a national ‘sleep-out’ event. Each year, hundreds of like-minded people from the technology arena give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. It is one of the UK’s top 17 mass participation charity events and is the largest charity sleep-out having raised over £9.6 million since the first event.

Crimson succeeded in raising £12,990.17 for charities Action for Children and the Motor Neurone Disease Association in 2016.

Staff took part-in and organised and range of activities to raise the money, these included Byte Night, tackling a 10-mile Tough Mudder assault course, the annual Crimson golf tournament, games of killer on the office pool table, a name the bear competition, and a charity auction.

Further funds were raised for several more good causes by staff members that took part in Race for Life, the Birmingham Half Marathon, and the London Marathon.

Emma Wathen, Head of Shared Services at Crimson, organised much of the fundraising. She said: “I would like to congratulate all the staff who took part and donated. We managed to raise £6,990.17 for Action for Children. We also raised £6000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Tom Stevenson at the Charity Golf Day and dinner.”

Please contact Caisha via 01675 466 477 or if you wish to take part in the fundraising. To support this year’s efforts please donate via this link