NSPCC charity officials were over the moon with the news that the recent 2012 White Hat Ball raised a whopping £115,000 for ChildLine. No in it’s 7th year, the ball was held in London at the Lancaster London hotel for 640 guests. Whilst enjoying a 3 course meal and champagne reception, the guests were given the chance to bid on some really unique items, including a signed Salvador Dali engraving and a one off lunch at the top of the BT Tower.
The event was hosted by The Bill acoter by actor Graham Cole, with this year’s total dwarfing the £87,000 raised at the 2011 soiree. White Hat Events came together to help raise money to support charities like ChildLine, with their name derived from the white hats that the good cowboy wore in western films.
Chairman of the White Hat Events Committee, David Morgan, said -
It’s fantastic to see that the White Hat Ball continues to defy the financial climate and was able to raise more for ChildLine this year than ever before. The Ball has become a real fixture on the fundraising calendar and we’re delighted to support ChildLine’s hugely important work a result. Many thanks as well to everyone who generously supported the event, be it our sponsors, prize donors or our guests. It is wonderful to see how many people want to help to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in need.
ChildLine presented with the White Hat event team with a unique painting to thank them for all their fantastic work for the NSPCC over the years. Long may it continue if these are the kind of sums they raise, not bad for a nights work I’m sure you’ll agree!
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