Members of the White Hat Events Committee presented a cheque for a record-breaking £185,000 to ChildLine at this week's Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
The amount represents proceeds from the White Hat Ball, which raised £115,000 in February, and other activities organised over the past year by the information security charity – including the White Hat Rally, participation in the London Marathon and a charity cocktail event at the BT Tower.
Committee chairman Gerry O'Neill and the 2011 chairman, David Morgan, presented the cheque to ChildLine volunteer worker Grania Hyde-White.
O'Neill said: “£185,000 is a superb amount and enables ChildLine to continue their great work of helping vulnerable or concerned children and teenagers, via their telephone helpline, text and email services.
“Warm thanks for this record amount goes to those involved in each of our events, whether organisers, participants, supporters or donors. Thanks all, you are helping us make a real difference to young lives."
Esther Rantzen, founder of ChildLine, said: “Because of the extraordinary sum of money that you have been able to raise over the years, ChildLine is now in a position where, for the first time, we are answering every child who needs us, the first time they call.”
SC Magazine's Dan Raywood will be running the Royal Parks half marathon in October as part of Team White Hat for ChildLine – you can sponsor him here