Supporting those who support us all – Action for Children

Action for Children has always been a charity close to our hearts here at Pentest, in fact, one of our amazing Account Managers sits on the board of Byte Night Scotland, one of the charities annual fundraising events. 

Various members of our team have taken part in Byte Night over the years, sleeping outside for a night to help raise vital funds. Sadly, the traditional Byte Night event wasn’t possible this year due to lockdown restrictions, however we were still able to contribute and our team were proud to raise over £700 as part of the charities ‘Boycott Your Bed’ event.

We know all about the amazing work the charity does, but for those that don’t. Action for Children work to improve the lives of children, young people, and families throughout the UK, helping 368,648 in 2019/2020 alone. The charity provides a crucial lifeline to those in need and support everything from children’s centres & nurseries, through to mental health programmes & intensive family support services. You can find out more about the amazing work Action for Children do here.

During these difficult times, charities need our help more than ever and as well as supporting Action for Children in terms of fundraising, we also wanted to assist in any way we could from an information security perspective. We are proud to have been able to do this and have been working closely with the team at Action for Children to provide security testing and support for their newly developed website on a pro bono basis.

“Redeveloping your website on a new platform is never easy, and the pandemic added further complexity. So, having partners like Pentest provide high levels of support and expertise with ease and efficiency makes all the difference. We are extremely grateful for the continued support of Pentest, from both behind a computer and in a sleeping bag!” – Christopher Harlow, Digital Platform Manager – Action for Children

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the team over at Action for Children, not only for their time and support during testing, but for all the work they do.

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