Charities and charity support
Each year the HBAA Chair selects a charity to support during their year of office.
ABC Connection provided and supports the online auction process for the HBAA.HBAA Charities
ABC Connection is the Platinum Sponsor of the ITM North Charity Dinner.
In 2011 ITM North Region raised over £6,500 for HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust.
ITM North Region raise over £6,500 for HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust Updated: 01-12-2011 On Friday 25th November, The Lowry hotel in Manchester took 200 guests back in time to the romance of Humphrey and Ingrid in the classic wartime movie, Casablanca! Members of the Institute of Travel & Meetings, the local business community and the nominated charity were treated to champagne cocktails, Read more...
In 2012 over £5,000 was raised...
Byte Night is the IT industry's annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. Each year thousands of individuals and teams from across the technology and business community spend a night exposed to the elements in a bid to raise sponsorship and awareness of Action for Children's work to help prevent youth homelessness. Action for Children helps to prevent youth homelessness through early intervention by ensuring that young people across the UK are given the support they need before it's too late.
It all began 16 years ago when 30 individuals from the IT industry slept out and raised £35,000. Since then the event has grown to over 1000 sleepers taking part each year, raising over £950,000 in 2012 alone across the UK. On the 15th anniversary in 2012 Byte Night has now raised an amazing £5.2 million since it began in 1998.
To find out more about Action for Children's work to help prevent youth homelessness, please click here.
For a short summary on the Byte Night sleep out and the work and young people that it helps to support, download the Byte Night Summary Presentation. Why not share this with your friends, family and colleagues to encourage them to sponsor you.
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