During October Keystone lawyers took part in Byte Night, the IT industry’s annual sleep out to raise funds for Action for Children’s work with vulnerable children in the UK.
Keystone lawyers Paul Renney, David Hickman, Keystone client Sara Li - a film-maker and the line producer of the award winning Keystone short film “Reel Life” produced by Keystone’s Laurence Relton, and two other IT industry specialists, slept rough for a night in central London.
Many of London’s homeless are young people, forced onto streets for reasons that are sometimes too hard to imagine - often running away from abusive homes. On the streets, they are exploited, turning to drugs and prostitution. It is a downward spiral where 1 in 3 will attempt to take their own life and 1 in 7 will be sexually abused. Byte Night works to support some of the 80,000 young people who find themselves in this position every year.
This annual event now in its 6th year has raised just under a million pounds, with the benchmark set at 1.2 million. It’s still not too late donate! Visit the teams fundraising page