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White Hat Ball 2019 Raises £193,000 for NSPCC’s Childline Service

January 28, 2019 / Michael Hill

A staggering 193,000 was raised for counselling service Childline at the White Hat Ball last Friday, January 25. The annual fundraising event, organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers from the information security sector and now in its 14th year, was held at London’s Lancaster Hotel. The evening was hosted by TV presenter, writer and musical artist Nick Knowles and included speeches from Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen and White Hat Ball committee members. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, three-course dinner followed by live music and dancing and various fundraising activities including a raffle, silent and live auctions. Childline was founded in 1986 and is a free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK, providing trained support for young people dealing with a wide range of issues. In 2006, Childline became part of the NSPCC.