How well are you prepared for later life? Retirement could be seen as a new phase in life, but for some people, it is a daily struggle.  That is why the Electrical Industries Charity launched the Pensioner Support Programme to provide support for elderly people in the electrical sector.

In the United Kingdom, there are 1.3 million individuals who work or have worked in the Electrical and Energy related sectors. 130,000 are eligible for support, of which 50,000 are pensioners who need help with day to day expenses, whether this is paying household bills, debts or unexpected expenses.

Could you be a lucky winner? Join the Electrical Industries Charity’s Powerlottery and be in with a chance to win big while supporting people in the electrical industry.

The Powerlottery is the Electrical Industries Charity’s number one fundraising stream which offers everyone in the industry a fun way to support the Charity while having a chance to win a cash prize of up to £1,000. You can choose to purchase between one and ten numbers each month to increase your chances of winning at the cost of £1 each.

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.

EIC Icon PPP GreenProviding 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.

We can give a hand-up to everyone in our industry.

Will you help us reach those in need? Learn how you can get involved.