A team of 10 cyclists from Rexel UK are taking on a 400-mile challenge to raise money for the Electrical Industries Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The enthusiastic team of ten will be cycling from Bordeaux to Paris to raise vital funds which will go towards the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign that aims to create a brighter future for the Dickinson family. With its Challenge for a Cause, the Charity aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house and work with industry professionals to carry out any necessary renovation work which is required to help Caz with her development and safeguard the Dickinson family’s future.

Tickets for the most anticipated event in the electrical industry’s calendar - powerBall are now on sale. Book your table today and don’t miss an opportunity to be at the most colourful dance extravaganza in 2017.

This year powerBall is promising to keep you on your feet all night long with its 70’s disco theme of Friday Night Fever and unmissable entertainment from Madhen, DJ Laura and the Saturday Night Fever tribute show choreographed by Nikki Trow. powerBall 2017 is also giving you an opportunity to do something incredible for years to come with its Raise the Roof – ‘One brick at a time’ campaign which aims to raise vital funds for the Dickinson family.

EIC Icon PPP GreenThe Electrical Industries Charity is urging the industry to join its Practical Participation Programme and volunteer their time and skills to help transform the lives of those in need.

Practical support is an essential tool which helps to change the lives of those desperately in need of a helping hand and could significantly improve their quality of life. By being part of the Charity’s Practical Participation Programme, you will have an opportunity to work alongside the Electrical Industries Charity and its partners in solving, or contributing to solutions, for those in need of your help.

Experience the most electrifying disco event of the year and be ready to re-live the 70’s disco days at powerBall 2017. Book your table today to secure your place for the most extravagant party in the industry’s calendar.

This year’s powerBall 2017 is set to bring the industry together for the most unforgettable disco infused experience of the year with an outstanding performance from twelve talented young dancers who will recreate the 70’s phenomenon of Saturday Night Fever.  

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.

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 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.   

powerBallLogo neo negative Yellow RGB 01Do 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.

By Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity 

No matter how old or young you are, once in a while we all need a helping hand to help us to overcome the challenging situations in our lives and build a better future for ourselves. More and more young people in the industry are choosing to build a career and create a better life for themselves through apprenticeships, but for some young talent, this is not an option.

Currently, there are a lot of young stars who are unable to pursue their dream career due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives. This could be due to many different reasons; some may have an illness that it is standing in their way of having a brighter and happier future, others may be caring for a loved one or they may just simply not have enough income to create the life they deserve.

ECA LogoThe Electrical Industries Charity is proud to announce its partnership with the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s (ECA) Power Players initiative.

Power Players is a brand-new industry-wide initiative which was created to find and promote young inspirational talent within the electrical and building controls industry.

The Charity is working in partnership alongside industry-wide organisations to provide the recognition and the most needed support for bright future stars to further their career. As part of the new partnership, the Charity will be working with leading industry organisations to provide the lucky winners with a scholarship grant entitlement to utilise on a fundraising initiative. In return, these exceptional leaders will support and mentor those in the industry struggling to complete their apprenticeships due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives.

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

Our EP Board is highly influential, meeting 4 times a year on the morning of the Trustee meeting to put forward key initiatives the Charity will undertake for the year.

The EP Board holds 2 voting positions on the Trustee Board and delivers a fresh perspective from our emerging leaders in the industry (people with less than 10 years’ experience).

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