A team from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has raised over £200 for charity by setting up a car wash for colleagues at their North Star headquarters in Swindon. Over forty cars (and one bicycle) were washed in just four hours.
The ‘BCS Byte Back’ team is raising money for Action for Children and the car wash is just one of the activities that BCS employees have been involved in. They recently staged their own BCS Bake Off and challenged colleagues to three rounds of cake making – with the produce sold off to co-workers in aid of the charity. The team will also be taking part in Byte Night’s national sleep-out in October and will be joined by Paul Fletcher, Group Chief Executive at BCS.
Paul explains: “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 sector give up their beds for one night to raise awareness of youth homelessness and fundraise to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our fundraising efforts have been a lot of fun so far, but it’s all in aid of a very serious issue.
On Friday October 7, the BCS Byte Night sleepers will join the Thames Valley sleep-out to help raise money for this worthy cause. From 6pm until 9am the next morning our team will spend the night in Reading city centre with only a sleeping bag to keep warm. For our team this is only one night, for many young people it’s their reality.”
Over the next few months the BCS Byte Back will be running a schedule of fun fundraising events to hit their fundraising goal of £6000.
If you can relate to this cause and want to help, visit their just giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Team-Byte-Back
Pictured above: The BCS team at work