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Belfast 'sleep out' to aid homeless youth

Business people are being urged to brave the elements for an open-air 'sleep out' aimed at raising vital funds to prevent youth homelessness.

Figures show that local authorities in Northern Ireland registered 4,189 young people homeless from 2012 to 2013.

Now leading charity Action for Children is urging tech and business leaders to raise vital funds for vulnerable young people by taking part in Byte Night.

Paul Hanna, Byte Night co-chair, said: "Homelessness can happen to anyone's child.

"Families are under a huge amount of pressure and this can affect relationships, with two thirds of children becoming homeless because of family breakdown."

This year's Byte Night sleep out will take place on Friday, October 3 at the Belfast Activity Centre, Barnett's Stable Yard, on the Malone Road.

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