CEF LogoCity Electrical Factors (CEF) is set to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family as part of the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign at CEF LIVE 2017.                                                                                                                        
Back by popular demand, CEF LIVE returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena on the 8th - 9th June, 2017. Hosted by CEF, the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services, this year’s event runs across two days and will feature industry leading brands, exclusive on-the-day offers and vital information about upcoming industry changes.

UnknownThe Electrical Industries Charity is working in partnership with BlueSky Pensions to increase awareness of the new Challenge for a Cause campaign which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the lives of the Dickinson family.

BlueSky will be promoting the Electrical Industries Charity’s new Challenge for a Cause ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign at their Annual Summer Party 2017.

The Electrical Industries Charity’s ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign was set up to help the Dickinson family to look forward to the future and help a mother of three, Caz Dickinson with her development. By sponsoring one brick at a time, you will have a unique opportunity to have your name/company name engraved on each brick that you sponsor.

powerBall 2017 is set for a remarkable disco explosion with City Electrical Factors (CEF) as a headline sponsor for the second year running.

This year powerBall promises to bring you an unforgettable night of 70’s disco days, where you will have an opportunity to experience the Friday Night Fever event and dance the night away to entertainment from new band Madhen and DJ Laura.

The fun just does not end there as 12 very talented dancers will bring you a phenomenal performance of the 70’s Saturday Night Fever choreographed by X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent choreographer Nikki Trow.

With 40,000 runners out in force to raise money for their individual charities, the atmosphere at the Virgin London Marathon was buzzing. Eight strong individuals took on the challenge to represent the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) at this year’s event. They shed blood, sweat and tears to train for the gruelling 26-mile run. The EIC would like to express our sincere thanks to Mike Allen, Tom Panton, Mel Dean, Bruno Seguin, Eleena Psomadakis, Philippe Guerin, Neville Pellatt and James Lawrence.

Mel reported to us, “I thoroughly enjoyed it although [I was] completely exhausted at the end so just wanted to get home and sleep! I managed to achieve 5 hours 38 minutes, which I was really pleased with. Over an hour off my 2016 time and well under my target of 6 hours.” It is great to see personal bests come through and as a charity we love to see our supporters having fun and achieving their goals.

Every so often no matter how old or young you are, we all go through challenging situations in our lives and need a bit of support when trying to create a better future. Most of us have that support network which keeps us going towards reaching a goal. But others are in need of a helping hand to give them the strength and motivation to keep going.

The Electrical Industries Charity designed the Apprentice Support Programme which recognises the resilience of young people in the electrical industry and delivers the services to ensure that they get the right support to create a promising career path for themselves. 

Are you looking for a new adventure in 2018?

The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for brave individuals to join their second Challenge for a Cause - Arctic Adventure - to help rebuild the future for the Dickinson family.

Caz Dickinson, a mother, grandmother and a loving wife spent 15 years working for a large electrical wholesaler until her life changed in the blink of an eye. On the 4 January 2009, Caz collapsed in her home, hit her head on the bathroom floor and was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with a Grade 4 brain haemorrhage. Since her collapse, she has faced numerous major operations and has been left with severe, irreversible brain damage.

The Electrical Industries Charity recognises the importance of the essential support network for young talent in the electrical industry and launched the Apprentice Support Programme to help apprentices to create a career they deserve.

Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity for a young person in the electrical industry to earn and learn while gaining invaluable training and life skills. Although there are a lot of young people in the electrical sector who are trying to build their career, for some, this is not an option due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives.

Are you ready for another unforgettable night? This year powerBall 2017 is set for a remarkable disco explosion with City Electrical Factors (CEF) as the headline sponsor for the second year running.

This year’s dance extravaganza will take you on a journey through the days of 70’s disco and will get your feet moving all night long to the best entertainment from the new band Madhen, and DJ Laura. Guests on the night will also experience the outstanding performance of 12 talented young dancers who will recreate the 70’s phenomenon of Saturday Night Fever choreographed by Nikki Trow.

Once in a while no matter how old or young you are, we all need a bit of support when trying to build a better future for ourselves.
Most of us have that support network which keeps us going towards reaching a goal, but others are in need of a helping hand to give them the strength and motivation to keep going.

The Electrical Industries Charity designed the Apprentice Support Programme which recognises the resilience of the young people in the electrical industry and delivers the services to ensure that they get the right support to create a promising career path for themselves. The Programme provides young adults with the right level of support with many issues including financial, emotional, health and family factors that may be in the way of pursuing a dream of starting a new career.

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the electrical and energy industries to take on a life-changing challenge for people in your industry by participating in one or all of the Charity’s sporting events this summer.

The Charity has a wide range of events to choose from which will get you fit, push you beyond your limits and leave you with long-lasting memories for many years to come.

You can challenge your physical strength, mental grit and overcome your biggest fears while completing the toughest obstacle course in the UK – the Tough Mudder 2017. At the Tough Mudder, you will have a chance to step outside of your comfort zone and push yourself beyond your limits as you overcome over 20 obstacles. This world’s greatest mud run is taking place at various UK locations between 13 May 2017- 24 September 2017. For further information, please visit the Charity’s official website.

Are you an adventurous type who is looking for the next exciting challenge which will help to reshape the future of those in need? The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for brave individuals to join their second Challenge for a Cause campaign to raise funds for the Dickinson family.

Caz Dickinson, a mother, grandmother and a loving wife spent 15 years working for a large electrical wholesaler until her life changed in the blink of an eye. On the 4 January 2009, Caz collapsed in her home, hit her head on the bathroom floor and was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with a Grade 4 brain haemorrhage. Since her collapse, she has faced numerous major operations and has been left with severe, irreversible brain damage.

EIC Support Programmes

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