We have lots of different fundraising challenges for teams and individuals to take part in. You can show your generosity and support as our volunteers embark on their fundraising activities by sponsoring all our individuals and team members via their personal fundraising links below.


 

Three Peaks Challenge 2020

This May take on the National 3 Peaks Challenge with EIC. You will attempt to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in one continuous effort, in just 24 hours. Have you got the will power and determination to take on our first 2020 challenge for a cause?
Applications for this event are now open so don't miss out on your chance to conquer England, Scotland and Wales’ highest peaks.

Andie Morris – Glen Dimplex:  SPONSOR NOW
The Rexel Team – Rexel:  SPONSOR NOW
Ollie Bishop – Stearn:  SPONSOR NOW 
David Emerton – Accolade Building Services: SPONSOR NOW 
Sarah Coldwell – EIC: SPONSOR NOW  
Sam Stuart & Ben Smith – SPL Installations : SPONSOR NOW  
Mike Bruce – Rexel: SPONSOR NOW
Ian Strugnell SPONSOR NOW
Andrew Burnage – Cleveland Cables: SPONSOR NOW 
Samuel and John Jones – Bexhill Electric: SPONSOR NOW 

Fundraising target: £500

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2020

This challenge is now full but you can show your support by sponsorsing one of our explorers below!

Tessa Ogle – EIC:  SPONSOR NOW
Mark & Mark – EEL:  SPONSOR NOW
Lauren Daniels – JD Electrical and Mechanical Services:  SPONSOR NOW
Dave Gilbert – SCV Electrical:  SPONSOR NOW
Rob Haworth – Phase Electrical: SPONSOR NOW
Adam Found – Foundation Electrical: SPONSOR NOW
Darren Parker – Legrand: SPONSOR NOW 
Alex Dowell – Alex Dowell Electrical Services Ltd: SPONSOR NOW
Shaun Morgan – Rexel: SPONSOR NOW
Gordon McArthur – WMQ Building Services: SPONSOR NOW
Luke Osborne – ECA: SPONSOR NOW
Dan Jackson – Dan the Engineer:  SPONSOR NOW 
Mike and Julie Burnard – Edmundsons Electrical:   SPONSOR NOW 

Fundraising target: £5,000

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London Marathon 2020

This challenge is now full but you can show your support by sponsoring one of our runners below!

Dalia Triponaite: – Eland Cables:  SPONSOR NOW
Julian Mole – EEL:  SPONSOR NOW
Callum George – EEL:  SPONSOR NOW 
Alun Evans – N.Smithl:  SPONSOR NOW 
Andy Glaves – EEL:  SPONSOR NOW

 

Fundraising target: £1,750

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London Marathon 2021

This challenge is now full but you can show your support by sponsoring one of our runners below!

Gordon McArthur – WMQ:
Lee Walters – BW Electrical Contractors Ltd: SPONSOR NOW
Daniel Leach – BW Electrical Contractors Ltd:  SPONSOR NOW
Chris Clements – Electrium:  SPONSOR NOW 
Patrick Dobson – Schneider:  SPONSOR NOW

 

Fundraising target: £2,000

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Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Cycle 2021

At 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and in places one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is a breath-taking sight. The Grand Canyon and its surroundings offer wonderful cycling and a memorable 8 day challenge! Join EIC’s Managing Director Tessa Ogle in May 2021 and experience the iconic majesty of one of the Natural Wonders of the World, this exciting ride offers fabulous views not just of the Grand Canyon, but the colourful desert, rocky gorges and forested plateaus around it.

Calum Shields – WMQ Building Services: SPONSOR NOW
Mick Roof – Kew Electrical: SPONSOR NOW
Daren Pool – Triple Star Fire and Security: SPONSOR NOW 
Gary Mordue – Scolmore: SPONSOR NOW 
Daniel Poole – Phase Electrical: SPONSOR NOW
Nick Edwell – Rapid Electrical: SPONSOR NOW 
Dave Nash – CEF: SPONSOR NOW
Jeremy Saunders – CEF: SPONSOR NOW  

Fundraising target: £4,000

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Our Fundraising Hero’s

 

 

Aico have been consistent and constant supporters of the Electrical Industries Charity.

From their support of the recent Fire Walk and their sponsorship of the upcoming powerBall, as well as their attendance at numerous events, they truly are industry heroes, and here at the EIC we are so thankful for all they do. In 2020 Aico confirmed their identity as electrical industry superheroes by donating a ginormous sum of £25,000 to the Electrical Industries Charity. Corporate donations have been steadily declining for the charity over the last two years, and Aico’s more than generous donation has meant that EIC can support 63 families with a financial grant. EIC can offer 80 psychiatric assessments to ensure those within our sector get the right diagnosis and subsequent help they need. £25,000 from Aico means 416 people can receive a counselling session and 17 people can enjoy a respite break from caring for a loved one. A donation to EIC is not just a donation to a faraway cause; it is giving back to our industry, your colleagues, your friends and ultimately yourself. We could not continue to support the number of people we do without the donations and consideration of companies like Aico. Thank you so much for your donation!

 

 

Edmundson’s Electrical have donated a humongous £40,000 to aid those supported by EIC.

Edmundson’s Electrical are one of the biggest wholesalers within our sector, so to have their ongoing support is essential for the survival of EIC. Already, EEL support the charity wholeheartedly with their own fundraising events like fishing days and gala balls, as well as by attending lots of events hosted by EIC throughout the country. While Edmundson’s Electrical support EIC valiantly, the charity also supports numerous EEL staff and branches throughout trying times. It is through this sort of partnership where companies support the charity and the charity supports the company that the electrical and energy sector will thrive. In the month of February, we spent £35,500 on counselling, which covered 59% of our entire case load. Thanks to Edmundson’s Electrical we can fund our mental health services for an entire month.

 

 

Fire Walk 2020 raises vital funds for EIC

In March, 25 participants from all over Scotland took part in the Fire Walk, a five-metre walk over burning embers to raise vital funds for the EIC. Teams from Rexel, Eaton, MACD Electrical, Schneider, Edmundson’s Electrical and Aico, as well EIC’s Marcella McArthur, took part in a 90-minute ‘mind over matter’ seminar and then took on the burning challenge. The teams raised an incredible £5,159 for those who need a helping hand within the electrical sector across the UK. A massive thank you to everyone who took part and to Rexel and Aico for hosting this incredible event.

 

 

R&B Star have a ball fundraising for EIC

Electrical wholesalers R&B Star hosted their annual charity ball in aid of Electrical Industries Charity and helped to support those within our sector who need assistance this new decade. At both the 2018 and 2019 charity balls R&B Star, their employees, colleagues and guests raised an incredible £2,000. This sum can help 5 families in need of assistance by awarding them our financial grants, and it can help 10 people take steps towards getting the mental health support they need through a psychiatric assessment.

 

 

TClarke’s #Walk2Wheel helps the EIC keep rolling

A team of TClarke staff in Scotland walked from their office in Falkirk to the famous Falkirk wheel totalling approximately ten miles. The team had been supported by the charity after one of their colleagues became terminally ill with cancer, and they wanted to give something back to the others the charity help. Staff, clients and friends came together to support the group and they managed to raise an incredible £1,855 for EIC. A fantastic total from the Falkirk fundraisers – thank you!

 

 

BEAMA and Gambica annual lunch toasts to EIC

The BEAMA annual lunch is always a great occasion to toast the year gone and catch up with friends and colleagues from across the industry. EIC are lucky enough that each year BEAMA choose to fundraise for the charity through their raffle. Those in attendance were so generous and managed to raise £2,215 for the charity, a great total from a fabulous day out. Thanks to everyone who took a chance on the raffle and helped to make a difference.

 

 

Elektra Awards creates sparks

In December EIC attended the Elektra Awards where over 400 industry leaders and 150 worldwide companies joined to celebrate the work of the electrical sector. The winners had a brilliant night with those attending celebrating achievements and pioneering technology. The EIC were also celebrated on the evening and received a £500 donation from the chairman of Harwin PLC who also received the lifetime achievement award. Thank you to the Elektra awards and Harwin PLC for their support.

 

 

Edmundson Electrical East Midlands reel in donations for EIC

Edmundson Electrical East Midlands hosted their annual fishing day and hoped to reel in some whopping fish and great donations for EIC. Edmundson are great supporters of the charity, and this event was no different! The team had a great day on the lakes and raised a brilliant total of £415 for those in need. £415 can support almost six families with food vouchers. Thank you, Edmundson East Midlands!

 

 

Industry heroes Aico make a massive difference to EIC

Aico have been true industry heroes for EIC and have helped the charity to revolutionise the lives of many in the sector who have been struggling with long-term illness, poor mental health and all manner of other issues. Not only did Aico donate an incredible £25,000 to the charity but they also donated a further £5,000 to support EIC. Their support has been phenomenal and dedication to the sector unfaltering. Thank you Aico for all you do!

 

 

A thank you to James from CEF and his wife Jade

James Cross from CEF and his wife Jade recently donated £500 to the charity after attending our Yorkshire powerBall event, and we’d like to say a massive thank you. Individual donations from our supporters are so important to the charity’s survival, and James and Jade have helped to make a massive difference to their colleagues and friends within the industry.

 

 

EDA Scottish function helps to support EIC

The EDA and EIC work closely together and their annual Scottish function is no different. Hosted in October of 2019 some of the biggest names in electrical distribution came together for a great evening of networking with new faces and old pals. In the process the guests managed to raise an incredible £2,830 for EIC. Thank you again for your support.

 

 

Edmundson Basingstoke spread Christmas cheer with their raffle

Christmas is a time for giving and spreading goodwill to all of those within our industry. This is exactly what Edmundson Basingstoke did with their Christmas raffle to raise funds for EIC. Employees of the branch were in with a chance of winning some great prizes to place under their tree, and in return EIC received the gift of a £271 donation from the branch, which can help five families afford new uniforms for their children.

 

 

ECA summer ball has a ball in aid of EIC

Friends of the charity, the ECA, have long fundraised for EIC and their annual ball in Derby is no different. The ECA East Midlands region put on a great event with a Supremes tribute act, fancy dress photobooth and delectable three-course meal at the Derby County Cricket Pavilion. The scorching summer sun provided the perfect backdrop for the evening and guests in attendance raised a phenomenal £2,057.79 for those in our sector who have fallen on hard times.

 

 

IBA buying group ring in the New Year with a donation to EIC

A huge thank you to everyone at the IBA buying group who brought in the New Year with a bang by donating £470 to the charity to help those within the industry who need a boost at the start of this new decade. Your donation makes a huge difference and we thank you for your ongoing support.

 

 

Edmundson Electrical London Region Office annual supplier luncheon supports EIC

Christmas is a time for giving and spreading goodwill to all of those within our industry. This is exactly what Edmundson Basingstoke did with their Christmas raffle to raise funds for EIC. Employees of the branch were in with a chance of winning some great prizes to place under their tree, and in return EIC received the gift of a £271 donation from the branch, which can help five families afford new uniforms for their children.

 

 

Edmundson Electrical Midlands Region Office

Edmundson Electrical Midlands Region donated a massive £5,420 to EIC to assist those who are going through tough times, particularly as we start this new decade. Edmundson Electrical are fundraising heroes for the charity and continue to show their support through their continuous attendance to industry events and large donations to the sector. A huge thank you to Mike Burnard and everyone at EEL Midlands Region.

 

 

A huge thank you to an individual fundraiser

EIC rely on individuals as much as they do corporate donations, and the incredible amount of support individuals in the sector show us is unbelievable. Benjamin Lincoln, a constant supporter of the charity, donated a phenomenal £1,000 to support the work the charity does.

 

 

Npower generate fundraising energy for EIC

A huge thank you to the generous people of Npower Leeds who donated a phenomenal £1,000 to EIC to help those in the electrical and energy sector when they need it most. £1,000 can go a long way in providing invaluable assistance. It can purchase food shopping, pay for water bills, offer counselling support and a listening ear. Your support means the world!

 

 

Highway Electrical Association Awards raises huge total for EIC

Every year the Highway Electrical Association raises an incredible sum for EIC and all the work we do to support the sector, and 2019 was no different. The awards returned to the Celtic Manor hotel and golf resort for Halloween, and guests were wined and dined while celebrating pioneering products and people within the highway electrical sector. They raised a whopping £4,649.19 for the charity and they’re doing it all again in 2020. Thank you to all the attendees and congratulations to all the winners from everyone at the EIC.

 

 

ECA Maidstone East and Kent Branch support EIC

The ECA Maidstone East and Kent Branch are consistent supporters of the charity and always do their best to be fundraising heroes for the charity in so many of their events and raffles. Over the year 2019 the branch fundraised an incredible total of £2,618 for the charity from their branch dinner dance and branch meetings throughout the year. Thank you to everyone at the ECA for their continued support.

 

 

EDA Annual Awards Dinner raises vital funds for the EIC

EDA hosted heir annual Awards Dinner in London last month which saw glits and glamour fill the room, with over £7,600 raised for those in our industry who need it most.

 

 

Schneider Electric golf days hit a hole-in-one for EIC

Schneider Electric are big supporters of the charity, and we’re so glad to have them on our team! In 2019, the Schneider Electric group raised £3,000 for EIC by hosting various golf days up and down the UK with a grand final at Hawkstone Park. Thank you for swinging for EIC and your ongoing support.

 

 

Bright Spark Wives

The Bright Spark Wives in October laced up their walking boots and hiked the 10-mile Lighthouse trail in Galloway, Scotland. The team were inspired to complete this hike to fundraise for a 19-year-old man who was knocked over at a pedestrian crossing and left paralysed. The ladies raised over £2,500 for EIC to support this young man to regain some independence.

 

 

Leeds dash

The BELL Lighting Get Fit for 100 team dashed through Leeds in early November for the Leeds Abbey 10km run. The weather was beautiful, and the team came in with some great finish times in support of EIC and the BELL Lighting centenary challenge.

 

 

ECA Summer Ball

ECA East Midlands held a summer ball in support of EIC. The evening was one to remember with delicious food, everyone dressed to the nines and over £2,000 being raised for our industry.

 

 

Showcasing our industry

The Highway Electrical Association's Conference and Awards Dinner 2018 was a fantastic evening. The Awards showcased some top talent from the industry and raised over £4,000 for industry families in need.

 

 

Hitting the pitch for Kyle Livingstone

Greenhills Dynamo took on Kyle Livingston's family and friends in a friendly football tournament to raise awareness of Mental Health and raise funds for EIC.

 

 

Electric Center golf day

The Electric Center held an amazing Golf Day in support of EIC. There were a few birdies during the day but there was a fantastic turnout with over £1,300 being raised.

 

 

Trade day racing

The Electric Center Harrogate held a trade day in November where attendees got to test their racing skills and support your industries charity.

 

 

Cake and coffee

Legrand Electric whisked, rolled and mixed in support of EIC at their cake and coffee morning in November. The cakes looked outstanding and tasted even better!

 

 

Lunch with Beama

The Beama Christmas lunch was one to remember with delicious food and great company. The team raised over £1,400 to help industry members in need.

 

 

The hosts with the most

What an evening for our Scottish industry members. Thank you to SM Electrical who hosted a fantastic evening at the Radisson Blu in Edinburgh which raised over £500 for EIC.

 

 

Leeds to Liverpool Canal Half Marathon

Leeds to Liverpool was no issue for the strong BELL Lighting team who are getting fit for their centenary. The team hit their £2,000 fundraising target, which made the sore legs and blistered feet all worth it to support our industry members.

 

 

Great Wall of China

The Electrical Industries Charity is extremely proud to announce that the team of three enthusiastic trekkers are back from the biggest challenge of the year – the Great Wall of China trek 2018.

 

 

Devon to Dorset

There were a few sore legs and blisters when Team NAPIT took on the jagged coast from Devon to Dorset. They dominated the 50 km walk along the Jurassic Coast to raise funds for the EIC, and we can’t thank them enough for wearing out their trainers for such a great cause.

 

 

Paws for the Cause

Kevin Griffin and a diverse team of 50 pups, kids and walkers welcomed in June with the SELECT Presidents walk for the EIC. The energetic team covered six miles of the luscious Pentland Hills over four hours on a crisp Saturday morning.

 

 

It's a Royal Occasion

EIC President Stuart Mackenzie and CEO Tessa Ogle missed their invites to the wedding of the year at Windsor Castle, though just a few days earlier they had dined with Her Majesty in the picturesque gardens of Buckingham Palace. The Electrical Industries Charity is honoured and proud to be one of the charities that the queen is a patron of.

 

 

Barnsley Mastered the Peaks

Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough are three jaw-dropping peaks in Yorkshire. The 24-mile trek across them, which includes a 1,585 m ascent, was no match for the LEW Electrical Distributors Barnsley Team, who mastered the peaks in ten hours. As tough as the peaks were, the pain was overshadowed by the incredible views, great company and determination to support the EIC.

 

 

The Sky's the Limit

Steve Pope from CEF achieved a boyhood dream of jumping out an airplane not once but twice this spring. To get his money’s worth from a slower descent, Steve got his weight well below the limit. Over four days in Empuriabrava, Spain, Steve completed one tandem skydive jump and one solo skydive jump to raise money for the EIC and Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

 

Roll Up, Roll Up!

To raise money for the EIC, Aico put on a carnival family fun day extravaganza. The mild summer's day saw teams face off in the sumo ring, nerves tested in giant Jenga and the management take one for the team as they stepped into the stocks.

 

 

It’s a Black-Tie Occasion

EEL - Newquay hosted a lavish regional Summer Ball for their customers and employees. The evening saw gorgeous gowns, perfect bow-ties and dapper waist coats. During the course of the evening over £1,500 was raised for EIC.

 

 

Muchas Gracias!

The biggest ever Fegime Conference was held this year with 187 people in Barcelona. During the Gala Dinner Alan Reynolds held a "guess the venue" for 2019 Conference and raised £2,000 for EIC.

 

 


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