If you were to add up all the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas, they would add up to 364 gifts. Did you know that you can buy your gifts online and raise money for Eikon at the same time? Visit Easyfundraising.org.uk and be sure to chose Eikon as your chosen charity!
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Christmas Carols were first sung in church during the 13th Century, when they were introduced by St Francis of Assissi.
Can you remember what the Christmas Number 1 song was 14 years ago? “Bob the Builder”! We can hear you singing……….
Did you know that a 15 lb turkey will need to defrost for 75 hours in the fridge before cooking?
On December 16th, 1965, “Jingle Bells” became the first song broadcast from space when Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra played a Christmas-themed prank from their Gemini 6 space craft. While in space, they sent this report to Mission Control: “Gemini VII, this is Gemini VI. We have an object, looks like a satellite going from […]
Did you know that on average 1.7 billion Christmas cards are sent each year throughout the UK and that people will spend approximately £170 on their Christmas dinner?
Did you know that over the Christmas period, over 18 million cars will take to the road to visit friends and loved ones? If you will be one of these 18 million, then safe travels to you and yours! If after the holiday period you are thinking of scraping or selling your car, then consider doing […]
Do you look forward to listening to Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas broadcast each Christmas Day at 3pm? The first Christmas broadcast was made on December 6th, 1932 by King George V. This year (2014) will mark the 82nd year that the British Sovereign has delivered a Christmas broadcast to the nation. That’s some tradition!
Did you know that a £20 donation could pay for a young person to attend one of Eikon’s “Take Control!” Courses? Read our Donate Page for more information on ways you can donate and help vulnerable young people in Surrey. 2015 is also The Eikon Charity’s 20th anniversary!
Did you know that the largest Christmas tree ever recorded was 221 feet tall? * Imagine placing the fairy on top of THAT tree! Whilst you can’t purchase your Christmas tree online, if you are planning on sending flowers over the holiday period, consider doing so through CharityFlowers.co.uk. Remember to choose Eikon as your […]