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How you can support vulnerable children this Christmas

‘Tis the season of giving! With Christmas just around the corner we have put together our wishlist showing all the different ways you can get involved and support vulnerable children over the festive period.

Donate and give a child someone to turn to this Christmas

If you’re being bullied, are at risk of exclusion from school, suffering online abuse or neglect at home – whatever you’re struggling with, The Eikon Charity is somewhere to talk, to feel safe and get help when you feel really low, from someone reliable and consistent who cares about you.

You can make sure a child has someone to turn to when life threatens to overwhelm them by simply donating here.

The Eikon Charity frontline youthworkers

Lorraine, Mazz and Katy – a few of our incredible youth workers who have been there for local children throughout the pandemic

Set up a fundraiser to help a child thrive

All fundraisers can make a big difference. Raising just £150 would pay for a young person to attend a weekly youth club for a year, where they can do something positive and be supported through life’s ups and downs.

Keep an eye on our social media where we will be sharing some fantastic ways you can organise your own festive fundraising events, from bake sales to Secret Santa donations. 

You can also easily set up a Facebook or Instagram Fundraiser for The Eikon Charity!

There are lots of other ideas in our Individuals Fundraising Pack.

Fancy a bigger challenge?

It is never too early to start your New Year’s resolution – you can now register for our challenge events in 2022!

If you are a keen runner why not sign up for the Surrey Half Marathon or London Marathon and raise money to help Surrey’s most vulnerable young people thrive. Or if cycling is more your thing, register for RideLondon 100 and take part in the iconic road race for The Eikon Charity.

We have a limited number of places available for these challenge events, so register now to secure your place and make a difference to lonely children in Surrey.

Embrace your fears, take the plunge for The Eikon Charity and tick sky diving off your bucket list! You could sky dive for Eikon for free if you can raise enough money in sponsorship. If you are interested, please get in touch with us at .

Donate your last hour of pay in 2021

No child should have to struggle alone, by donating your last hour of pay in 2021 you can help us be there for them. Whatever you can donate will make a huge difference to young people in Surrey who have no one else to turn to.

Give a gift while doing your Christmas shopping

Shopping on AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Eikon at no cost to you! You can find all the same products at the same great prices, all you need to do is select The Eikon Charity as your charitable organisation and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to Eikon. By doing this you can get gifts for your loved ones, while supporting vulnerable children in need of our support. Find more information about AmazonSmile here.

Amazon smile logo "You shop. Amazon gives."

Could you be our Small Business Star this Christmas?

Thanks to Work for Good, your small business can fundraise for The Eikon Charity through the sales of your products or services via their Small Business Star campaign and they will double donations up to £250 per business, until their match funding pot runs out!

By raising much-needed funds through something your small business already does, you will be helping us to support children and young people to become resilient and thrive.

The campaign starts at 9am on Monday 6th December, so get prepared now! You can learn more here and read their T&Cs.

For more ideas of how your company can support The Eikon Charity, you can request our Fundraising Pack here.

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We hope these fundraising ideas give you some inspiration! If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea, please get in touch with us at .

A note of thanks to our trust and foundation supporters

We are extremely grateful to our trust and foundation supporters who continue to stand by and support us through these uncertain times.

In particular we are grateful to The Garfield Weston Foundation, a national grant maker, who has recognised our need for unrestricted funds to allow us the agility and flexibility to deliver our new strategic priorities and awarded us a significant grant of £25,000.

We continue to look for other opportunities from other grant makers to meet our voluntary income needs so that we can deliver on the demand for our vital services for local children.

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Caitlin is Eikon's Marketing Communications Coordinator.

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