On behalf of Coull I’m proud to announce that we are taking part in Byte Night 2014, a charity event dedicated to fundraising for Action for Children, with the specific aim of tackling the root causes of homelessness.
Byte Night was established 17 years ago by a number of technology companies, and culminates in a sponsored sleepout across eight locations across the UK. With Coull headquartered in Bristol, we’ve taken a seat on the board of the South West group and will be organizing a number of sponsored activities over the coming months to raise as much money as possible for this deserving charity. The South West sleep-out takes place outside the M-Shed on Friday 3 October.
We’re particularly passionate about Byte Night because all the funds raised in each region are distributed to frontline services in those areas, meaning we can make a difference to the people in our own community. If you’d like to find out more about Byte Night and how it supports Action for Children, why not take a look at the official website?
Here’s a taste of some of the fundraising activities we’ve got coming up:
Three Peaks Challenge: During September several of the Coull team will be digging out their maps, compasses and supportive footwear to tackle three mountains in 24 hours. Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon all need to be scaled and driven between in the allotted time.
Aden Forshaw Charity Shop Fortnight: July will see our esteemed CTO Aden Forshaw, well known for his sartorial elegance, leave his brogues, pastel shirts and tasteful chinos at home, instead dressing in a selection of charity shop clothing for the duration of this challenge. Aden hasn’t been seen in jeans and a t-shirt since mid-2005, and the level of intrigue to see what ‘casual Aden’ looks like has already generated generous pledges towards Byte Night.
Summer Bake-off: Last Christmas saw many of us take part in a seasonal bake-off, with a smorgasbord of tasty treats tantalising the tastebuds of the Coull team. During July we’re bringing tasty back, with the sale of all items going towards Byte Night. This event has previously created a fractious atmosphere at Coull HQ, with serious disagreements over rating methodologies. We’re hoping the philanthropic nature of this round will make it a better-natured affair.
Mario Kart Tournament: If there’s one thing guaranteed to get cash out of Coull employee pockets it’s the promise of being crowned Mario Kart Champion 2014. With over 6,000 races in the Nintendo Wii statbank this promises to be a high-quality tournament that will be taken very, very seriously.
If you would like to donate to Byte Night and support our fundraising activities you can do so via our fundraising page.
We’ll be sharing photo and video updates of all the activities as they happen on our Facebook page. So like us if you want to stay up to date.
Thanks for your support and let the games begin!