We’re excited to announce that Rexel UK is our new event partner for 2023.
We’re excited to announce that Rexel UK is our new event partner for 2023. Our charity partnerships aid us in delivering our fundraising events and mean that we can continue to help people in the electrical and energy sector and raise awareness of mental health through our training programmes. Thank you to WAGO for being our event partner for 2022.
In 2021-2022, we provided 35,157 instances of intervention support and our helpline remains to be busier than ever, with increases in addiction, ADHD, ill mental health, and heartbreakingly, suicide. If you work in the electrical industry, you’re 2.7x more likely to complete suicide than the national average; the worst affected age group is the under-30s and apprentices. Our mission at EIC is to train every apprentice in the industry in mental health, as we believe that nurturing our young people today, will protect them in the future.
Partnerships such as this, provide the funding and means for us to achieve our mission. Our CEO, Tessa Ogle said “We’re thrilled that Rexel has come on board the EIC family. The dedication and kindness of the industry make such a huge impact on us, enabling us to support those who need our help. We’re excited to work closely with Rexel over the next year.”
Rexel UK’s Sales & Operations Director, Lee Barry said: ‘We are proud to have had a long association with the EIC and are now excited to become an event partner for 2023. The EIC does fantastic work in supporting industry members and their families, and it’s so important that we do all we can to support them. Mental health issues are a focus within our own organisation, raising awareness, and providing support for our colleagues where needed. We’re looking forward to developing our relationship further with the EIC and encouraging more people to reach out for support where needed.’
The Electrical Industries Charity Trading company hosts over 30 events across the country, every year. Without these events, the Electrical Industries Charity wouldn’t be able to fundraise at them and carry out the work that we do.