Two brave team members from CEF – the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services with a network of 390 stores across the UK – are preparing to battle the elements to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) and Macmillan Cancer Support. Charlie Harwood, Branch Manager, will be trekking across Arctic Finland for four days, while Steve Pope, General Manager, will be skydiving over the Gulf of Roses in Spain to raise money for both charities.

Raise the roof

powerBall 2017 brought together hundreds of industry professionals under one roof for the most unforgettable night in the electrical industry’s calendar and saw great support for the Raise the Roof campaign.

Raise the Roof – ‘One brick at a time’ aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house for the Dickinson family and work with industry partners to carry out any renovation work which is required to safeguard the future of Caz Dickinson and her family.

Join our powerLottery

The Electrical Industries Charity is challenging the 1.3 million people who work in our sector to give up just one cup of coffee every month and use the money to sign up for powerLottery instead.

The Charity’s number one fundraising stream, powerLottery is open to everyone and offers every participant the chance to win a cash prize of £1,000 every month. By signing up to play you will also be supporting a great cause because every £1 that you spend on powerLottery goes towards helping people in our industry with a hand up in their time of need.

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.