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.
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.
Do 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.
City 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.
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.
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
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.