Financial gifts and grants are vital to Eikon, enabling us to protect and develop our unique way of working that is so effective in young lives. So we thought you would like an update on how fundraising has been going and what’s coming up in the months ahead.
The Winter Wonderland Ball was a spectacular success and raised a marvellous £15,705! Eikon was also lucky enough to benefit from The Surrey Fashion Show to the tune of £1,465. THANK YOU to everyone involved in both events. We are grateful indeed.
More recently Eikon supporters have been raising funds by running in The London Marathon, raising a stunning total of £11,426. Huge thanks to all of you.
Next year the 2020 London Marathon comes during Eikon’s 25th birthday year. Demand for places is sure to be high. If you are interested in taking one of our 2020 Gold Bond places
Our Glencoe Challenge team led by Chief Executive, Chris Hickford, managed to complete their impressive challenge of walking The Ring of Steall (a 30km mountain trail in the Scottish Highlands) as well as ascend Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK at the end of June. Together they completed the 8,500 feet of ascent, successfully raising just over their target of £50,000 for Eikon’s work.
Well done all of you!
A massive thank you to the Heathrow Community Fund for a wonderful grant of £47,379 towards Eikon’s outreach work with young people in some of Spelthorne’s most deprived communities. This will enable us to help young people across the district to gain new skills, improve their mental health and resilience and raise their aspirations. Projects will include community volunteering activities such as tree planting, boxing sessions & sports clubs, and 1:1 guidance and support for young people who are struggling.