Every year the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) makes dreams come true for thousands of employees and their families within the electrical sector through its Practical Participation Programme (PPP)
What an amazing achievement to say you have climbed the tallest free standing mountain on earth with an elevation of 5,895 metres above sea level, located in Tanzania, Africa. Eight brave individuals set themselves up for the challenge of a lifetime to help one particular family who lost their father, electrician Christopher Hendrie to a rare form of cancer in just 9 weeks. Andrew Dykes, Senior Estimator of SES Engineering Services Ltd, explained to us pre-trip why he embarked on this trek “I have taken on this challenge as I know that we all sometimes need help and support through difficult times in our lives. On this occasion, the Hendrie family need the support of others to give hope to the family and create a better brighter future.
Want to know how it went? A couple of climbers have shared their experiences in words for you.
Johanne Stimson “An amazing experience that I enjoyed every single second of—my life will never be the same. The trip has showed me I can be massively determined and motivated to see something through, my passion and stubbornness help me to do my 100% best.”
Denise Hilier “What an experience! A real adventure that has been life changing. I have new confidence in myself and my ability. I met some of the kindest and bravest people ever … Summit night- I cried- I laughed- I swore a lot- I talked to myself-and I talked to my dad. But most of all, I realised what is possible with dedication and determination.”
Do you think you have what it takes to conquer thousands of steps of the Great Wall of China? Sign up for the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause – the Great Wall of China trek 2018 and help to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family.
Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity, urges the industry not to turn a blind eye to mental health problems that are affecting thousands of people in the electrical sector.
The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for real-life heroes to show their support for colleagues in need by signing up to powerLottery or by offering their practical support.
The electrical sector has thousands of people who are struggling on a daily basis due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives and are in need of support from the industry to give them encouragement and a helping hand towards creating a better future.
NAPIT staff and partners from NAPIT Drive and NAPIT Insurance completed a 30 mile walk along the Jurassic Coast on 25th May.
The Electrical Industries Charity is challenging everyone in the electrical and energy industries to tap the app and play Power Lottery to win big cash prizes while helping hundreds of people in the sector to have a better quality of life.