Byte Night - the IT industry's charity sleep out event - is fast approaching and this year's campaign has seen record registrations.
Despite the recession, current registration numbers are up more than 100 per cent compared to this time last year.
"I am simply staggered by these figures," said Ken Deeks founder of Byte Night and director of The Amber Group.
"After more than ten years of Byte Night, I continue to be amazed by the generosity of the IT industry. Despite the worries and pressures brought about by the economic crisis, their sense of social responsibility and enthusiasm for the Byte Night cause is stronger than ever."
Our recent interview with Deeks can be seen here, where he talks about what inspired him to start the event and how it has gone from strength to strength.
This year's sleep out will take place on 2 October and there will be events taking place in London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, and the Thames Valley.
"This really is fantastic news," says Polly Neate, executive director of External Relations and Communications at Action for Children - the charity for whom Byte Night raises funds.
"The record registration numbers so early in the campaign reflect the hunger for active participation. People really want to feel they are making a difference and contributing to the success of the event, which is brilliant."
V3.co.uk is partaking in this year's event and anyone who would like to sponsor us can do so here, any donations to the event would be greatly appreciated by us and Action for Children.
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