Christmas Countdown

10 Days to Go!

Did you know that a £10 per month donation could help Eikon provide an hour of mentoring for a young person each month? To find out how you can help, please see our Donate page.

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12 Days to Go!

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 and be sure to chose Eikon as your chosen charity!

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16 Days to Go!

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 […]

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17 Days to Go!

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?    

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18 Days to Go!

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 […]

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19 Days to Go!

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!

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