A donation of £30,000 was made to the Woking based Charity, Eikon, and in writing this one, the million pound target was reached! Here is an excerpt from the Press Release sent out on March 7th 2013:
HANDBAG DEVELOPER REALISES £1 MILLION FOR CHARITY!
So here it is, the Million Dollar event at Coutts Guildford, in which Give It Away Limited have achieved their goal of donating £1 million to various non-government supported charities, in only six years.[nggallery id=32]
The latest charity to receive a financial donation from Charlotte is Surrey based, Eikon. Eikon have been providing long-term support to some of the country’s most vulnerable young people and their families for almost two decades. Surrey has the highest level of hazardous drinking parents in the UK and the highest level of separation outside of London. Chris Hickford, founder and charity director for Eikon says “We are there to provide a fence at the top of the cliff to prevent a problem turning into a crisis necessitating an ambulance at the bottom.”
“I wanted to work with Local London Charities near to me, because it was important to be able to see exactly how the money I gave away was being used” says Charlotte. Charities that make her “heart beat” and where she can “touch it, see it, feel it” are the ones to which she donates – there have been sixteen.
She presented the cheque with great pleasure to a young person at this evening event who has been helped on the front line by Eikon and said to Chris “I know you will use it wisely and effectively.” Leah Green, Eikon, Woking