‘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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.