In less than 48 hours, Eikon will be unveiling our beautiful new offices…..
Thanks to the generous support of time, money and materials from so many organisations, Eikon is now home to more spacious and professional premises at our Fullbrook HQ. The exciting transformation of our new premises took nearly six months to complete and will enable us to expand the scope of the Programmes that we offer to vulnerable young people in Surrey.
Our incredibly generous donors include:
- Chertsey Combined Charity
- GiveItAway Ltd
- Maris Interiors
- Peter Harrison Foundation
- Surrey County Council Councillors
- The Bernard Sunley Trust
- The Clothworker’s Foundation
- The Wooden Spoon Charity
Here are what a few of these donors have to say about their work with Eikon:
Give It Away owner Charlotte Grobien:
“Through my building programme at Give it Away, the profits from which enable me to donate funds to local London Charities, I came across Eikon in Woking where I am currently constructing 2 more new homes. I have known them for a few years now and am so impressed with their dedicated and caring support for young people who for various reasons may have temporarily lost their way in life. I have been able to meet the youngsters they help, hear their stories and understand the positive impact that Eikon makes on their lives. I was so pleased to be able to make a major donation to help with their new premises and it is a pleasure to see them go from strength to strength.”
Caroline Fraser, Head of Grants and Projects at LandAid:
“LandAid is absolutely delighted to have helped fund this new centre for Eikon. The careful support Chris and team provide to local young people is crucial. Now they have the facilities to be able to double their important services and help more young people. We wish them the very best of luck.”
Michael Howard, Chairman of Maris Interiors:
“On our first visit to Eikon we were struck by the selfless dedication of the Team to vulnerable young people in Surrey and are delighted that Maris, together with our team of sub-contractors and suppliers, have been able to help by providing them with a workplace that they richly deserve”.
John Inverdale, Rugby Star and Honorary Wooden Spoon President:
“All the projects that Wooden Spoon supports provide help to young people that enriches their lives. We’re able to ensure that the brilliant work at Eikon which is already being carried out is further enhanced and extended and I’m delighted to be able to be involved to officially kick off Spoon’s involvement”
All of us at Eikon are incredibly grateful for the support and commitment of our supporters. Our CEO, Chris Hickford, says:
“I cannot describe fully the impact Eikon’s new building has had on both the young people and staff. The building has been transformed, from a cramped and dingy environment to a bright, welcoming and professional venue that young people and staff are delighted turn up to every day. We really cannot thank our supporters enough for making this possible”.
Watch this space to read all about our official Opening Ceremony on Friday 14th November.