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)
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) which harnesses your invaluable engineering and installation skills in terms of time, equipment and materials to provide support to those who need it most.
PPP is part of the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is directly funded by powerLottery and provides exclusive access to support services for people within our sector who are struggling with financial issues, mental health problems or need a helping hand.
The EIC is offering you a chance to show your support and give back to the industry while making a lasting contribution to thousands of people’s lives by becoming a partner of the PPP.
Volunteers with specialist skills like yours can help the EIC to continue delivering long-term solutions to thousands of industry colleagues in need and play a pivotal role in changing people’s lives while dramatically helping to reduce the Charity’s costs.
A recent example which highlights how your partnership and contribution to the PPP can deliver large-scale solutions and help to provide practical assistance to people in need is the Rhodes family. The Electrical Industries Charity worked together with dozens of industry professionals to make a dream come true for a young boy William Rhodes. Nine-year-old William is suffering from a rare genetic blood condition - Diamond-Blackfan Anaemia and requires blood transfusions every three weeks. William’s number one wish was to have a football pitch in his garden. EIC fulfilled his dream by laying down an all-weather football pitch using artificial grass with floodlights in his garden, so William will be able to play football all year round.
William is just one of many examples which highlight how support from the industry can make a remarkable difference in someone’s life. You have the power to make dreams come true for many other people like William within the industry by simply becoming a partner of PPP and giving a gift of your invaluable to skills, time and equipment to those who need help most.
Additionally, you can also show your support and help the EIC to provide a larger support network to thousands of other people in the industry by signing up to powerLottery today for as little as £1 per month. All you need to do is to download the EIC powerLottery app on your smartphone device and tap to play.
Each time you enter to play you will have a chance to win one of 15 cash prizes of up to £1,000 each month while showing support to your industry colleagues in need for less than the price of a cup of coffee a day.
Through the support from the industry, in the last year, the Electrical Industries Charity gave financial assistance grants in varying forms to 1047 people and most importantly provided support, direction and guidance to 7,460 industry colleagues in need.
Practical assistance is integral in helping those who need it the most. So why not sign up to become a partner of PPP today and help the EIC to make dreams come true to many other industry colleagues who are in desperate need of your support.
By Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity