Challenge for a Cause
Our selected Case studies that need an extra hand:
Every year we select a major case to fundraise for where the financial grant is just too big for the Charity to fund out of our general grants. We launched the “challenge for a cause’ initiative in 2016 to support these larger cases.
The Dickinson Family – Challenge 2017/2018
Caz Dickinson, a mother, grandmother and a loving wife spent 15 years working for a large Electrical Wholesaler until her life changed in a blink of a moment. On the 4th January 2009, Caz was getting ready for work when she had a coughing fit, collapsed and hit her head on the bathtub.
The Hendrie Family - Challenge 2016/2017
In 2017 the Electrical Industries Charity had 10 fit trekkers who took part in the Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge to raise £100,000 for the Hendrie family.
Christopher Hendrie aged 32 was a well-respected electrician, a loving husband and a father of two who lost his fight to the rare form of Cholangiocarcinoma cancer which is commonly known as Bile duct cancer on 31 October 2014.
Are you up for a challenge?
Take on a challenge that’s right for you. We have plenty of fun and adventurous challenges on offer for you to get involved with and be part of our major project ‘Challenge for a Cause’ campaign. There are lots of different activities catering for all levels of abilities, ensuring that we have a challenge suitable for everyone. Take a look and find the one that suits you and why not entice your colleagues, friends and family members to join in too and help support the Electrical Industries Charity.
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Cornish Coast to Coast Challenge
This rewarding weekend’s trek takes you from Cornwall’s north coast, up over the county’s hilly spine and down to the south coast, finishing at the beautiful dunes of Par Sands. 3 days 23 miles
London Marathon Walk
This route takes all over historic landmarks and lesser known corners of the capital, crossing the finish line at our event hub in Chiswick. 1 day 13.1 miles.
Yorkshire Three Peaks Weekend
This region was shaped by glaciers many thousands of years ago, and there are plenty of geological landmarks – striking limestone outcrops and unusual rock formations – to pique your interest.. 3 days 20 miles
Jurassic Coast Weekend
Stretching 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast – England’s first Natural World Heritage Site. 3 days, 23 miles.
Ben Nevis Weekend
Ben Nevis itself is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1343m. 3 days. 3 days, 9 hours trek max.
Great Wall of China Trek
Stretching 6000km in a dotted line across China, is the Great Wall. This challenge is physically demanding and offers a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history. 10 days, 36 hours trek max.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Explore one of the most iconic sights in South America as you trek along the fascinating Peruvian Andes scattered with Inca ruins, 35 Hours trek max.
London to Brighton Cycle
One of the most iconic cycle routes in the South, it involves some steep hills with a stretch to the finish downhill almost all the way to the seafront. 1 day, 75 miles.
London to Amsterdam Cycle
Amsterdam – the bike capital of the world – is a classic European cycle experience and a wonderful challenge to achieve through the picturesque countryside. 3 days, 152 miles.
London to Paris Cycle
Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. The sight of the Eiffel Tower, is your finishing point 5 days, 330 miles.
Venice to Rome Cycle
This challenge takes you south on flat roads from the canals of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. 6 days, 387 miles.
Rome to Pompeii Cycle From Rome you will be taken through olive groves, vineyards and small villages, over the long, twisting foothills of the Apennines, to the stunning azure-blue Tyrrhenian coast. 6 days, 265 miles.
Ho Chi Minh to Angkor Wat Cycle
Our challenge takes you from Vietnamese Saigon, through the rice-paddies and waterways of Mekong Delta into Cambodia and on towards Southeast Asia and Angkor Wat. 12 days, 355 miles.
Register your interest to any of the above challenges
Specific Fundraising Opportunities?
Raise the Roof
The Electrical Industries Charity has designed a new fundraising platform providing an easy and fun way to fundraise, ‘One brick at a time’.
Raise the Roof, is a great new concept which provides all our individual fundraisers with a unique opportunity to raise funds with an engraved brick to inspire supporters as an alternative way to attract donations to our worthy cause.
Sponsor a Flag
Now you can show your support for our incredible cause and get your company or donors and sponsors in the spotlight by sponsoring flags, which can be placed on display at the finish line of your chosen challenge event.
Sponsor a Flag is a great new fundraising scheme which provides all our individual fundraisers with a unique opportunity to raise funds with a branded flag to inspire supporters as an alternative way to attract donations to our worthy cause.
House box Collection
This is a great and easy way to get your employer and colleagues on board to help support your chosen challenge event fundraising, for our challenge for a cause campaign 2017/18.
Everyone likes the convenience of being able to have their personal purchases delivered to their workplace. The house box collection concept is a unique opportunity to entice people to help support our worthy cause by donating £1 for every personal delivery they receive at work.
It’s easy to set up, simple to get your employer and colleagues on board and a great novelty way to get everyone involved in supporting your fundraising event. Simply place your EIC house collection box in a prominent place in your office or better still have it passed around the office as each person receives their deliveries and watch the pounds drop in.
If you would like to have a go at the House Box Collection in your office or workplace as part of your fundraising for an event, then we are happy to help and send you some collection boxes in the post. Simply contact our Events Manager, Charlotte Laurent in the fundraising team for assistance.
EIC Around the world in 80 days
The Electrical Industries Charity invites you to find fun in fitness and reap the benefits of a healthier, active lifestyle by getting around the world in 80 days. Be inspired, stay motivated and keep fit as part of the EIC Walking Group as we virtually travel around the globe.