By Tessa Ogle, Managing Director for the Electrical Industries Charity
Many of us don’t put much thought and planning into our retirement, but without preparing for your future you could be faced with many issues that may prevent you from having a happy and secure retired life.
Age UK statistics outline that due to rising energy prices and leaky inefficient homes there are 1.14 million older people who are living in fuel poverty and are spending their winter in cold homes. This outlines the issue of increased health problems from living in a cold home which can include cardiovascular and respiratory problems and depression.
The Electrical Industries Trading Company in support of the Charity is thrilled to announce that the most prestigious event in the electrical industry - powerBall 2016 was a tremendous success raising over £450,000.
Over 800 guests across the sector enjoyed the spectacular entertainment from the headline act of the night- the legendary Jersey Boys. The four boys from New Jersey took guests on a journey through the history of pop music featuring their top 10 worldwide hits including Beggin, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Big Girls Don’t Cry.
The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on all electrical, electronics and energy installers, suppliers, contractors and manufacturers to sign up for the largest electrical sporting event of the year. Light your competitive fire and have a once in a lifetime team-building experience at Dragon Boat 2017.
Dragon Boat 2017 is an adrenaline fuelled competition for teams and individuals of all levels who are ready to battle it out in order to be crowned winners of the Dragon Boat challenge.
The EIC’s Dragon Boat Challenge is taking place on Saturday 06 May at Peterborough Rowing Lake. This fun-filled event promises to be a memorable experience for all the dragon boat crews and their families and friends, with plenty of activities available throughout the day including funfair rides, face-painting, food stalls and a bouncy castle.
The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce the launch of its 2017 Dragon Boat event which will see industry teams pit their wits against each other to win the coveted Dragon Boat 2017 trophy.
Taking place on Saturday 06 May at Peterborough Rowing Lake, Dragon Boat 2017 promises to be a fun filled event for the whole family with teams of 9 to 11 taking to the water, paddling to the beat of the drum.
An ancient Chinese tradition, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water activities in Britain – and one of the most fun. So if you think you have what it takes to challenge the dragon sign up now.
Providing a financial and practical support network for those who need help the most in our industry is just one small part of what the Electrical Industries Charity offers. But for those who are going through the most challenging circumstances in their lives, this can have a huge impact on securing a better future.
Max’s story is a recent example, where the charity worked together with other companies as part of a Practical Participation Programme and raised funds for a severely disabled six-year-old boy, creating a brighter future for the whole family.
Enthusiastic trekkers are continuing to sign up to climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world - Mount Kilimanjaro - to raise money for the Hendrie family. Show your support for this incredible cause and get your company in the spotlight by sponsoring flags which will be placed at the top of the peak.
The Electrical Industries Charity is appealing to you to give them a hand up in this challenge of a lifetime by making a donation for a flag. Each flag will bear the sponsor’s logo and will be placed at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro by one of the Challenge for a Cause team.
The Mount Kilimanjaro 10-day challenge is taking place between 4th to 13th February 2017 and now is your chance to show your support by sponsoring trekkers’ flags for just a £1,000 donation which will ensure that your business logo will be placed at the top of the mountain. A truly unique and fantastic publicity opportunity.
powerBall 2016 - the most anticipated industry event of the year is the only place to get your teams booked in for the Electrical Industries Charity’s very own Volleyball event in 2017.
This exciting event held by the charity is sure to be bigger than ever before and all proceeds will go directly to the charity, so book your standard table today at powerBall 2016 and don’t miss the opportunity to get your volleyball team signed up on the night.
The charity will be auctioning off its very own Volleyball 2017 teams at the most spectacular event in the electrical industry - powerBall 2016. The EIC Volleyball is one of the charity’s leading sporting events, where you get to experience volleyball in a fun atmosphere and compete against industry rivals alongside members of team GB. So get match ready and get your bosses and colleagues ready to bid for what one of the most is highly sought after team places in our charities events calendar.
Guests at powerBall 2016 can look forward to an unforgettable night with breath-taking entertainment from the Jersey Boys to look forward to. Book your table now to avoid disappointment.
This year City Electrical Factors (CEF) is the headline sponsor for the most prestigious event in the electrical industry’s calendar which takes place on Friday 11 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
Managing Director, Tessa Ogle says:“We are delighted to have CEF as our headline sponsor this year – their support, together with the entertainment which we have planned, will ensure that guests will have a truly unforgettable evening.”