“Doing a challenge to raise money for Eikon was so personally rewarding. Putting in all that physical effort knowing that young people were relying on my completion was an amazing motivator! I’d recommend it to anyone.
My name is Silvie and I have decided to support Eikon because I believe that every person has right to fulfil their potential but not always has been given a chance. The reasons could be different, lack of support from the family, struggle at school or even poor health.And I have experienced it all. But I did not give up, I have pulled myself together even when it wasn’t easy at times and studied hard, travelled and worked abroad, gain lots of valuable experience and learned lots of lessons, good and bad ones too. I am not saying that it has healed all wounds as there will be always some scars left but I did not give up. I have stopped listening to the people who said I cannot do this and I cannot do that because I do not have the ability or I am not smart enough. I have taken the control and proved them wrong. I never thought I could run more than couple of miles before I would fall on my face or jump over obstacles or climb a mountain but I did, I have trained, believed but most importantly I have tried. I did not expect to win a gold medal but I have achieved my goal.
To sum this up whoever reads this story, stay strong, believe in yourself, follow your heart and make your dreams come true.
Take on a challenge of a lifetime and help transform the lives of vulnerable young people in Surrey by taking part in an overseas challenge. There are numerous options available, from climbing Africa's Mt Kilimanjaro, cycling the length of Cuba or even walking the Great Wall of China!Event Description: The following activities have proven popular in the past, but the list is not exhaustive so if you have another idea then please let us know!
- Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
- London to Paris Bike Ride
- Mt Everest Base Camp
- Walking the Great Wall of China
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Sahara Desert
- Icelandic Lava Trek
- Cuban Cycle Challenge
- Rajasthan India Tiger Challenge
- Promotional help to assist you in reaching and even exceeding your fundraising target
- Regular communications throughout the build-up to the event
- A dedicated member of staff to answer any questions that you may have
Eikon is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and has it’s own Fundraising Promise to supporters