The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the industry to show support for young apprentices and help them to build a better future by signing up to the Apprentice Support Programme.


Apprenticeships can bring countless opportunities for both young people who are looking to kick-start their career as they earn while they learn and progress within the electrical sector and also for the employers who seek to bring more diverse, skilled engineers into their businesses and drive the industry towards excellence.

Two brave team members from CEF – the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services with a network of 390 stores across the UK – are preparing to battle the elements to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) and Macmillan Cancer Support. Charlie Harwood, Branch Manager, will be trekking across Arctic Finland for four days, while Steve Pope, General Manager, will be skydiving over the Gulf of Roses in Spain to raise money for both charities.

A new adventure in 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity is undertaking their nest big fundraising challenge 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.

Raise the roof

powerBall 2017 brought together hundreds of industry professionals under one roof for the most unforgettable night in the electrical industry’s calendar and saw great support for the Raise the Roof campaign.

Raise the Roof – ‘One brick at a time’ aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house for the Dickinson family and work with industry partners to carry out any renovation work which is required to safeguard the future of Caz Dickinson and her family.

Join our powerLottery

The Electrical Industries Charity is challenging the 1.3 million people who work in our sector to give up just one cup of coffee every month and use the money to sign up for powerLottery instead.

The Charity’s number one fundraising stream, powerLottery is open to everyone and offers every participant the chance to win a cash prize of £1,000 every month. By signing up to play you will also be supporting a great cause because every £1 that you spend on powerLottery goes towards helping people in our industry with a hand up in their time of need.

Our EP Board is highly influential, meeting 4 times a year on the morning of the Trustee meeting to put forward key initiatives the Charity will undertake for the year.

The EP Board holds 2 voting positions on the Trustee Board and delivers a fresh perspective from our emerging leaders in the industry (people with less than 10 years’ experience).

A team of 10 cyclists from Rexel UK are taking on a 400-mile challenge to raise money for the Electrical Industries Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The enthusiastic team of ten will be cycling from Bordeaux to Paris to raise vital funds which will go towards the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign that aims to create a brighter future for the Dickinson family. With its Challenge for a Cause, the Charity aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house and work with industry professionals to carry out any necessary renovation work which is required to help Caz with her development and safeguard the Dickinson family’s future.

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.