White Hat events are pleased to announce that they have now exceeded £500k in their fundraising activities in support of ChildLine/NSPCC. White Hat is a not-for-profit charity fundraising group founded and managed by volunteers from the Information Security and Risk sector within the UK.
Originally started in 2006 when it staged its first ball, the group is going from strength to strength and now organises a series of White Hat charitable events ranging from the annual ball and including a car rally and a windows-over-London cocktail party in the BT Tower. White Hat also runs an annual golf event in support of Avenues (a group of charitable enterprises supporting adults and young people with a variety of special needs) and participates in other big external fundraising events – for example the London Marathon - by putting together a marathon team. More activities including a sailing event are in the pipeline. All the money raised goes to charity.
"The White Hat Events Organising Committee is delighted to have raised well over £500K for Childline/NSPCC. This is a true reflection of how the White Hat franchise has grown over the past six years to encapsulate many fundraising activities outside of the traditional annual Ball. We welcome additional sponsorship and support from the information security industry to help us continue making a difference to children in nee,” said David Morgan, Chairman of the White Hat Committee.
The money raised which totals £525K to-date could enable ChildLine e.g. to train 300 additional counsellors which means that over 50,000 additional calls could be answered from children who badly need someone to turn to.
As a reflection on its contribution, White Hats has been shortlisted for the Event Committee award in the ChildLine Patron’s Awards which are being presented on 16th November at a special reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the foundation of ChildLine.
How can you help?
A number of sponsorship and support packages are available for the White Hat Ball, which takes place on Friday, 3 February 2012 at the newly refurbished Royal Lancaster Hotel in London and is attracting 650 guests from the information security industry to attend its evening of fine food and entertainment. As in the previous two years, this event is already a sell-out success. The aim for 2012 is to exceed to the previous ball total of £87K raised for ChildLine. In the difficult economic climate, this will only happen if additional sponsorship is secured:
• Opportunities are on offer to sponsor individual elements of the evening such as for example the champagne reception or the entertainment. These options offer excellent branding opportunities. For more information about these excellent options for branding please contact Emily Evans at NSPCC/ChildLine.
Other ways you can help:
• Donations of suitable auction lots. Previous lots include a lunch for eight at the BT Tower, a special chauffeured day out in a vintage Bentley car, tickets to football and rugby events, exclusive diamond jewellery from a top Bond Street designer and signed sports paraphernalia.
• Give of your time to organise or participate in a White Hat Event………you will definitely have fun and make new friends in the industry!
For more information see White Hat Events