Woking Golf Club raises record amount for Eikon, Surrey Children’s Charity

Woking Golf Club has raised its highest amount ever – an outstanding £35,000 – to support The Eikon Charity, a Surrey children’s charity helping children and young people feel safe, heard and supported. 

 

Outgoing club captain’s Drew Nicholson and Jane Moore attended an event on Wednesday April 10th to present the cheque to Eikon’s CEO, Chris Hickford, and Becky Hughes, Grants & Corporate Partnerships Manager.

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Woking Golf Club members and Eikon team at Charity Day

The Captains thanked the members of the club for their support noting that the amount raised was more than three times what they had been anticipating.

Drew said:

“The members of Woking Golf Club have been incredible in their support of our chosen charity over the past year.  All seemed to feel a strong connection to the cause, and we’re so grateful for their support over the past year.”

Jane added:

“Our members wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to make a difference, and we are thrilled to see the positive impact of our partnership.”

 

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The club raised the amount through a range of fundraising activities, including a charity golf day in June 2023 that raised a record amount for any charity golf day in the club’s history.  There were further events across the year including a quiz night, a Christmas silent auction, and a charity bridge event.

The year of support from the club was topped off by Ladies’ Captain Jane Moore running the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Eikon earlier in April with her son Daniel, together raising £3,000 towards the final total.

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Founder and CEO of The Eikon Charity, Chris Hickford MBE, says:

 

“We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support and generosity we have had from everyone at Woking Golf Club during their partnership over the past year.  They have raised an incredible amount of money to help fund our services.  In nearly 30 years of The Eikon Charity’s existence we have not seen the wellbeing of children and young people be so low.  More children than ever are really struggling.  By raising money for Eikon, the members of Woking Golf Club have ensured we will continue to provide caring and committed professionals in schools and communities across Surrey who support these children through their challenges and to improved health.  We hope we get to work together more in the future.”

Chris Hickford, CEO of The Eikon Charity
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Auction prizes including a signed Harlequins rugby top
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Fantastic selection of raffle prizes on the day

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Whether you want to run a marathon or host a coffee morning, there are lots of different ways you can get involved.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

It is still a very challenging time for schools, both for staff as well as pupils.

Keeping mentally well is vital…

 

Lockdown was very hard for children and especially those who were already struggling with their learning, relationships or mental health, for whatever reason.

This Mental Health Awareness week we want to make schools aware of the wellbeing and resilience support Eikon offers schools, and suggest three ways in which schools can support Eikon to continue our work.

 

How Eikon can help schools

 

We recognise the urgent need to address the emotional wellbeing and mental health issues young people are facing right now. Evidence shows that improved resilience and wellbeing leads to improved academic attainment and achievement.

A large proportion of Eikon’s work takes place in and through schools. The support we offer includes:

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A peer-led programme that trains young people to be Wellbeing Ambassadors who promote wellbeing in their school.

For more information on how we can help your school please email our schools team – schools@eikon.org.uk

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How schools can help Eikon

As a charity, Eikon needs the support of our community like never before. Will you help us to raise awareness or raise funds to enable us to continue to be there for young people early on before a concern turns into something more serious?

 

Ways you could help us:

 

Thank you for everything that you are already doing to minimise the negative effects of the pandemic on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of your pupils and staff.Together we will ensure that all young people have the wellbeing and resilience they need to thrive.

Here are some more ways you can help us:

 

1. Nominate us as Charity of the Year 2021-22

Could you nominate Eikon as your charity of the year next academic year?

 

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