The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is giving you an incredible opportunity to help your industry colleagues to recover from abusive relationships and create a better quality of life for themselves by taking part in powerLottery. powerLottery is EIC’s number one fundraising stream which funds the Charity’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and helps EIC to offer a wide range of support services to hundreds of people within the electrical and energy sector in turbulent times.

What’s more, supporters now have a better chance of winning more cash prizes than ever before, ranging from £50 up to £1,000 every month, as well as a half-yearly grand prize of £10,000, which takes place in June and December. To increase your chances of winning you can now secure up to 40 entries per month, with the added bonus of knowing that your actions can dramatically change lives.

The best thing about powerLottery is that for as little as £1 per month you can help EIC to offer hope and support to people like Sabrina. Single mum Sabrina, who works for an electrical wholesaler, reached out to EIC for support after struggling mentally and financially following her relationship with an abusive partner. Sabrina had begun to struggle with depression and stress meaning she was taking more and more time away from work. More recently, she has also been suffering from unidentified physical illnesses and has spent periods in and out of hospital.

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The constant changes in her benefits and loss of pay due to prolonged sick days off work meant that debt and not coping financially had become a way of life for Sabrina. To take the financial burden off Sabrina’s shoulders and help her to focus on her mental wellbeing, EIC offered to help with her debts and general bill paying. Sabrina struggled to budget and found the stressors of her physical and mental health meant she rarely planned her spending. Sabrina was spending a lot of her weekly budget on takeaways and ready meals. Sabrina's food shopping was erratic and she depended on deliveries from fast food restaurants to feed her and her family.

Sabrina admitted that although she was able to cook, her stress and financial worries had impacted her day-to-day functioning and she had not cooked a proper meal or meal planned for a long time. EIC found some great books for cooking healthily on a budget and helped Sabrina to set the meal and food shopping plans.

Food is a key priority in safeguarding mental health and combining better eating with financial and emotional support from the Electrical Industries Charity Sabrina has felt less stressed and anxious meaning. Sabrina has now been able to return to work and is managing her time, finances and house running much better.

Take part in powerLottery today and help people within your sector to move on from their past traumatic relationships and enjoy a happier future ahead. All you need to do to take part is simply download the EIC powerLottery app today and tap the app to play.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact the EIC support team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0800 652 1618.

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