By Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity

When you are faced with difficult circumstances in your life- whether you are caring for a loved one, have a serious illness or struggling with financial issues, it is important to have a strong support network around you.

Currently, there are 1.3 million people in the electrical industry who are working or have worked in the electrical or energy related sector. 130,000 of those people are eligible for support, 23,000 are non-working disabled people, 50,000 are pensioners, and 100,000 provide full-time care to members of their family. In total 330,000 people in our industry are in desperate need of a support network to help them to overcome the most challenging situations in their lives.

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the electrical sector to get fit this summer by joining one or all of its fantastic summer events.

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 Are you an enthusiastic individual who is looking for a challenge which would test your strength and stamina and push you to the limits? 

 Why not join the Electrical Industries Charity’s Mudnificent 7 and prepare for a muddy 7k run through some of the most exciting and challenging obstacles. This unmissable race is taking place on Saturday 12 August 2017 at Heart Park, Warwickshire.   

powerBallLogo neo negative Yellow RGB 01Do you have what it takes to be the Disco Divo or a Fever Diva at powerBall 2017?

Now it is your chance to re-live the 70’s disco days and have a truly unique experience by taking part in your very own strictly powerBall experience.

Saturday Night Fever became the prism through which the world viewed disco. In the tradition of the Strictly Come Dancing TV show, powerBall will be presenting you with a one- off very special and unique opportunity to take part in your very own Strictly powerBall experience at this year’s Friday Night Fever event.

By Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity 

No matter how old or young you are, once in a while we all need a helping hand to help us to overcome the challenging situations in our lives and build a better future for ourselves. More and more young people in the industry are choosing to build a career and create a better life for themselves through apprenticeships, but for some young talent, this is not an option.

Currently, there are a lot of young stars who are unable to pursue their dream career due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives. This could be due to many different reasons; some may have an illness that it is standing in their way of having a brighter and happier future, others may be caring for a loved one or they may just simply not have enough income to create the life they deserve.

ECA LogoThe Electrical Industries Charity is proud to announce its partnership with the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s (ECA) Power Players initiative.

Power Players is a brand-new industry-wide initiative which was created to find and promote young inspirational talent within the electrical and building controls industry.

The Charity is working in partnership alongside industry-wide organisations to provide the recognition and the most needed support for bright future stars to further their career. As part of the new partnership, the Charity will be working with leading industry organisations to provide the lucky winners with a scholarship grant entitlement to utilise on a fundraising initiative. In return, these exceptional leaders will support and mentor those in the industry struggling to complete their apprenticeships due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives.

The Electrical Industries Charity invites you to get active this summer by taking on a walking challenge of 80 days around the world while raising vital funds for the Dickinson family.

The Charity’s journey around the world is part of its new Challenge for a Cause campaign, which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the Dickinson family’s lives by giving them a long-lasting family home and help Caz Dickinson, a loving wife and a mother of three, with her development.
Read the full story on the Electrical Industries Charity’s official website: http://www.electricalcharity.org/index.php/fundraising/challenge-for-a-cause/2017-2018

Our EP Board is highly influential, meeting 4 times a year on the morning of the Trustee meeting to put forward key initiatives the Charity will undertake for the year.

The EP Board holds 2 voting positions on the Trustee Board and delivers a fresh perspective from our emerging leaders in the industry (people with less than 10 years’ experience).

CEF LogoCity Electrical Factors (CEF) is set to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family as part of the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign at CEF LIVE 2017.                                                                                                                        
Back by popular demand, CEF LIVE returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena on the 8th - 9th June, 2017. Hosted by CEF, the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services, this year’s event runs across two days and will feature industry leading brands, exclusive on-the-day offers and vital information about upcoming industry changes.

UnknownThe Electrical Industries Charity is working in partnership with BlueSky Pensions to increase awareness of the new Challenge for a Cause campaign which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the lives of the Dickinson family.

BlueSky will be promoting the Electrical Industries Charity’s new Challenge for a Cause ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign at their Annual Summer Party 2017.

The Electrical Industries Charity’s ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign was set up to help the Dickinson family to look forward to the future and help a mother of three, Caz Dickinson with her development. By sponsoring one brick at a time, you will have a unique opportunity to have your name/company name engraved on each brick that you sponsor.

powerBall 2017 is set for a remarkable disco explosion with City Electrical Factors (CEF) as a headline sponsor for the second year running.

This year powerBall promises to bring you an unforgettable night of 70’s disco days, where you will have an opportunity to experience the Friday Night Fever event and dance the night away to entertainment from new band Madhen and DJ Laura.

The fun just does not end there as 12 very talented dancers will bring you a phenomenal performance of the 70’s Saturday Night Fever choreographed by X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent choreographer Nikki Trow.

With 40,000 runners out in force to raise money for their individual charities, the atmosphere at the Virgin London Marathon was buzzing. Eight strong individuals took on the challenge to represent the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) at this year’s event. They shed blood, sweat and tears to train for the gruelling 26-mile run. The EIC would like to express our sincere thanks to Mike Allen, Tom Panton, Mel Dean, Bruno Seguin, Eleena Psomadakis, Philippe Guerin, Neville Pellatt and James Lawrence.

Mel reported to us, “I thoroughly enjoyed it although [I was] completely exhausted at the end so just wanted to get home and sleep! I managed to achieve 5 hours 38 minutes, which I was really pleased with. Over an hour off my 2016 time and well under my target of 6 hours.” It is great to see personal bests come through and as a charity we love to see our supporters having fun and achieving their goals.

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