This year, the White Hat Ball was on the 26th of January 2024, and over 700 attendees networked, danced, and raised money for a worthy cause. It was an evening of fun, laughter, and giving back to the community.

 

For those who have never attended, the White Hat Ball is a sell-out event for the Information and Cyber Security Industry. It raises lots of money for the incredible people at NSPCC Childline, who work tirelessly to help keep children safe. It has become an exciting, social, and unmissable evening in the industry’s calendar.

 

Why Childline Matters

On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. Childline

was founded in 1986 by Dame Esther Rantzen to help any young person in the UK. In 2006, Childline became part of the NSPCC to help even more young people. Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Children can talk about anything, whether it’s something big or small. Childline’s trained counsellors are there to support and listen.

 

A Record-Breaking Night

To everyone’s delight, before the dancing got started, the White Hat events chairman Neil Stinchcombe announced that we had beaten all records and raised a grand total of £296,000, which allows Childline to answer 74,000 calls to the helpline from children and young people who need it the most.

 

Highlights of the Evening        

  • Auctions: Guests could bid on a range of premier delights, from VIP hospitality packages to private dining experiences, with all proceeds going to the NSPCC.
  • Live music and dancing: Attendees enjoyed a night filled with music, dancing, delicious food and drinks.

 

Looking Forward to Next Year

The White Hat Ball 2024 was a fantastic night, and everyone left feeling energised and inspired (if not a little worse for wear)

We had a great night catching up with candidates and clients, new and old. We are committed to supporting the cybersecurity community and giving back to those in need.

We want to thank all our guests and everyone who made the White Hat Ball 2024 a success. We are already looking forward to next year’s

White Hat Ball and can’t wait to see everyone again!

Take a look at the White Hat Events website for information on future events, including the White Hat Ball 2025: https://whitehatevents.org/white-hat-ball/

We hope to see you there!

 

 

About White Hat Events

White Hat started 19 years ago when a group of security and risk professionals came together to raise money for charity. At first, this was largely through organising the annual White Hat Ball, which raised over £220k for NSPCC Childline in 2023. Fundraising activities have now expanded to include the White Hat London Marathon in aid of NSPCC Childline and a range of industry events throughout the year. The White Hat Events Committee have now raised over £2m for charity, a fantastic achievement.

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