After several years of planning and six months of construction, our beautiful new offices at Fullbrook School were unveiled to the public during an official ceremony on Friday November 14th, 2014.
Supporters, distinguished guests, friends, employees and young people were all on hand for the Grand Opening. Guests were treated to tours of the offices, where interactive displays were set up throughout and manned by members of our Youth Teams and young people. This gave our guests an excellent opportunity to see first-hand the wide range of Programmes that we offer and the transformational results they provide.
Also in attendance were the talented members of the Fullbrook School Dance Band, who provided an impressive repertoire of live music for our guests to enjoy throughout the evening.
Speeches on the night were given by John Inverdale, (Honorary President of the Surrey Region of Wooden Spoon), Chris Hickford, (CEO, The Eikon Charity), Charlotte Grobien, (Managing Director, Give it Away Ltd) and Jenny Griffiths, OBE (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Eikon Charity).
The official ribbon cutting was performed by (pictured from left to right): Caroline Fraser, (LandAid), John Goodrum, (The Chertsey Combined Charity), Paul Taylor, (Wooden Spoon), Julian Smith, (Maris Interiors) and Charlotte Grobien, (Give it Away, Ltd).
The new bright, professional and welcoming offices are already making a significant difference to the young people we work with and the entire staff at Eikon. The demand for our services is huge and growing and the new facilities will enable us to expand both the range and quality of Programmes that we offer. This undertaking would not have been possible without the generous donation of money, materials, time and expertise from the supporters of this capital project. On behalf of all at Eikon and the young people we work with, a massive THANK YOU to:
- The Chertsey Combined Charity
- Give it Away Ltd
- Maris Interiors
- Peter Harrison Foundation
- Surrey County Council Councillors
- The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
- The Clothworker’s Foundation
- Wooden Spoon