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.

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.

The Electrical Industries Charity is set for a Kilimanjaro challenge which aims to raise £100,000 to help the Hendrie family to re-build their lives.

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.

The Hendrie family’s life changed within the period of ten days. On 25 August 2014 Christopher and his wife Gillian found out that they were expecting their third child, but their happiness was short-lived as ten days later Christopher was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. Nine weeks later after having intensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Christopher sadly passed away on 31 October 2014, with his wife by his side and without seeing the birth of his third child. 

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.PBAL16 Graphic

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.

Icon PSPThe Electrical Industries Charity has launched its Pensioner Support Programme to help retired colleagues in the electrical industry to live a full life while supporting them with any financial struggles that come their way.

Retirement is traditionally the time when people stop working, but they do not stop living. Retirement can be seen as a new phase in life which can bring a lot of new and exciting opportunities, but there could be a host of new challenges too.

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce that they are now accepting applications for the Virgin Money London Marathon, which takes place on 23 April 2017. Register today and secure your place in one of the largest fundraising events on the planet. Hurry applications are closing soon.

The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK, and the Charity is urging members of the industry to take part in this iconic event and raise much-needed funds to help those in our industry when they need it most.

The Rexel Banners team are taking on the mighty and adventurous 24 hour Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Electrical Industries Charity. The team facing this immense challenge will consist of representatives from Newey & Eyre, WF Senate, Wilts Electrical Wholesale and Timeguard.

 The 24-hour Challenge will take place on 09 July 2016, and will see the team scale the tallest peaks in Scotland, Wales, and England including Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon. The Challenge was organised by Neil Chapman and Dean Shorten from Timeguard with the aim to raise awareness and money for the Electrical Industries Charity while completing the challenge within 24 hours which will include the 270 miles drive between Peaks.

Do you have what it takes to survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for brave, enthusiastic and fit runners to participate in a 5k Zombie Evacuation Run to save the Allianz Park from the Zombie Invasion this Halloween. 

The Zombie Evacuation Race is taking place on Sunday 6th November 2016 at the Allianz Park, London

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