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.
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Sail with us!
Monday 16th September 2019 – 21st September 2019
Soak up the last of summer by sailing through the rugged beauty of Croatia with the Electrical Industries Charity. It’s time to get out your boat shoes and brush up on your nautical lingo. There will be teams racing across the turquoise waters to raise funds for industry members in need. If sailing isn’t your forte, come along and learn a new skill or compete in the many challenges.
Martin Cordrey – ECA: SPONSOR NOW
Daren Pool – Triple Star Fire and Security Limited: SPONSOR NOW
Alban Ford – Electric Centre: SPONSOR NOW
Gordon Evans – JTL Training: SPONSOR NOW
Dom Lorenzo – EEL: SPONSOR NOW
Terry Woods – Environvent: SPONSOR NOW
Fundraising target: £2,500
Reaching new heights!
Saturday 28th September 2019 – 10th October 2019
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to conquer the ever-growing Everest summit in 1954. Now it’s your chance to take on the world’s greatest walk to Everest Base Camp. Join us on 28th September 2019 to take on a 14-day challenge that will test your mind, body and soul. You will see the beauty of Nepal and Mother Nature on your 17,600-foot climb. By fundraising for EIC you will be supporting our industry through life changing moments.
Omar Khalil – ECA: SPONSOR NOW
Harry Smith & Ian Strugnell – EEL: SPONSOR NOW
Rachel Griffiths & Kate Adamczyk – Rexel: SPONSOR NOW
Alex Mulvenny: SPONSOR NOW
Tessa Ogle – EIC: SPONSOR NOW
David Bradley & Gordon McArthur – WMQ Building Services: SPONSOR NOW
Sarah Jenner: SPONSOR NOW
Fundraising target: £5,000
London Marathon 2020
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s most iconic marathon, raising over £50 million for charities each year. The famous 26.2 mile route takes runners on an amazing journey through central London, from Blackheath to The Mall. We'll be there cheering you with a post-race reception.
Fundraising target: £1,750
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2020
Limited places available for this challenge trek. Permits for the Inca Trail are restricted and must be secured by November 2019, register your interest today!
Tessa Ogle – EIC: SPONSOR NOW
Mark & Mark – EEL: SPONSOR NOW
Lauren Daniels – JB 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
Fundraising target: £5,000
Rexel's Paris to Birmingham Cycle
On Monday, 30 September 2019, 12 cyclists from Rexel UK Ltd will take part in a charity cycling event starting in Paris and, over 5 days, will cover approximately 450 miles to arrive at Rexel UK Ltd Head Office in Birmingham on Friday, 4 October 2019.
Taking part in this epic challenge from Rexel UK Ltd will be Peter Elliott – Commercial Director, Chris Gibson – Projects Director, John McCarten – Supply Chain Director, Craig Spandrzyk – Assistant Head of Legal, Raffaele Liguori – Director of Pricing, Will Cairney – Lighting Design Engineer, Harj Dosanjh – Area Manager, NE Midlands and also Pierre Yves Richard and Emmanuel da Motta from our Paris office. Our supplier colleagues are Richard Simmons – Key Account Manager – South - NVC Lighting, Spencer Pope – Transactional Back Office Director – Schneider Electric and Mike Holmes – Product & Vendor Development Manager – Metpro. Finally, our drivers will be David Shackleton – National Account Manager – Rexel UK Ltd and Chris Rourke – National Account Manager – Honeywell Environmental & Energy Solutions.
This challenge is taking place to raise money for two extremely worthwhile causes, Macmillan Cancer Care and the EIC.
Macmillan Cancer Care provide practical, medial, emotional and financial support to those coping with cancer. The EIC are the only charity to help those in hardship or distress who work, or have worked, in the electrical and electronics industry.
We are sure you will agree that these are very worthwhile causes and really hope you will be able to donate to support us and help reach our target, making all the pain of cycling around 100 miles per day worthwhile.
Sponsor the cycle team – Rexel: SPONSOR NOW
Our Fundraising Hero’s
Knees-up in Glasgow
Terasaki Electric held a lavish social evening in support of the Electrical Industries Charity. The night was enjoyed by all, with over £400 being raised for industry members.
It’s been a dry one
Congratulations to Steve and Debra Bratt who gave up alcohol for 2018 in support of the Electrical Industries Charity. Together they raised over £700 and we thank you for your willpower and commitment.
’Tis the season for giving
BM Electrical Wholesalers went above and beyond during the festive season. The team made the selfless decision to forgo Christmas gifts this year and donate the funds to Charity. We would like to thank everyone at BM Electrical for this kind and selfless act that will help many industry members.
Our biggest supporters in the South
ECA South East, Maidstone and East Kent branches are huge supporters and promoters of the Electrical Industries Charity each year. They are involved in hosting or attending fundraising events, and this year is no different, with over £5,000 being raised through their various activities.
We would like to thank Strelia Interim who, in the midst of going into liquidation, made a generous donation to the Charity. We thank you for thinking of our industry members in need during your transition period.
IBA Christmas extravaganza
IBA held a Christmas extravaganza which had everyone singing along to those classic festive tunes and tucking into a seasonal mince pie or two. The festivities were not without a charitable aspect: IBA raised over £500 for EIC to help members in need.
40 for Forty
Dowds Group were celebrating their 40th year in business last year, and to mark this they held multiple fundraising events in their bid to reach £40,000 for their chosen charities. The finale was their gala dinner in October, held at the Galgorm Resort, where they smashed their target and raised £60,000 for charity, with £15,000 going to EIC to assist with continuing to support our industry.
Twelve Electric Club
The Twelve Electric Club are a group of twelve people from the electrical industry who meet monthly to entertain clients and raise money for charity. The group supports many local charities, but always donates at least 50% of everything they raise to the EIC. This has resulted in £17,000 from recent events being donated to our fundraising total. The EIC would like to say a huge thank you to the individuals of Twelve Electric Club for their efforts and support of the charity, and to those attending the events for their generous contributions.
Electricbase held their Annual Conference and Awards Dinner on Thursday 31st January 2019. The whole day was a roaring success, with £1,445 being raised to help industry members in need through the Charity’s support services.
EDA held their annual lavish awards dinner in March. The evening saw many well-deserving industry members gain recognition for their efforts as well as raising over £7,000 for industry members in need.
Aico is changing the industry
After hearing of the huge influx of cases the charity has seen in the last quarter, Neal Hooper of Aico made an overwhelming contribution of £20,000! Aico have always been advocates and supporters of the Charity and we could not thank them enough for this generous donation to ensure the Charity’s sustainability in the coming year.
We would like to pay tribute to Jim McArthur, ex-president of the Electrical Industries Charity and a true advocate and supporter of the work the Charity does for those in need. Jim was laid to rest in a beautiful service surrounded by many friends, family and industry colleagues. Thank you to the McArthur family, who carry on Jim’s legacy and continue to support EIC.
Conquering new heights for Kyle
In early September Kyle Livingston’s family trekked the unforgiving terrain of Ben Nevis in support of EIC and to raise awareness of mental health in our industry.
CEF dust off their boots
CEF dusted off their boots and faced the treacherous weather in October for their football tournament in support of EIC. The day wasn’t perfect for football, but it was one to remember with all money raised going to help industry members.
The Select 2018 Awards was an unforgettable night with many deserving individuals walking away with great awards. Everyone in attendance also did fantastic fundraising for EIC with over £2,700 being raised that evening.
The Riviera of the Highlands
Everyone was in their finest for the EDA Scotland dinner, which was held at the ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, the Gleneagles Hotel. The evening was enjoyed by all who attended with over £2,700 being raised for EIC to continue to support those who need it in our industry.
40 for forty
Dowds Group were celebrating their 40th year in business last year, and to celebrate they held multiple fundraising events in their bid to reach £40,000 for their chosen charities. The finale was their Gala dinner in October held at the Galgorm Resort, where they smashed their target and raised £60,000 for charity with £16,000 going to EIC to assist with continuing to support our industry.
Swinging for BELL’s centenary
In the big build-up to BELL Lighting’s centenary in 2020, and as part of their Getting Fit for 100 campaign, the company held a golf day in October in Leeds. The weather was perfect for a few rounds of golf with one keen golfer winning the day with 39 points.
Edmundson Electrical London Region At the picturesque Leeds Castle in early October, R&B Star Electrical Wholesalers hosted a magical evening for the industry that included class entertainment and delicious food. The evening was all in support of EIC and encouraging the mental health work that the Charity is doing for industry members.
Let’s do it for Kyle!
A team of Kyle Livingston’s friends and family braved the damp Edinburgh weather and conquered Arthur’s Seat. Their hike was not only to celebrate Kyle’s life but to raise funds for EIC to continue to offer mental health support for those in need in the industry.
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.
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.
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.