In the UK, there are currently 1.3 million people who are working or have worked in energy and electrical related sectors. Thousands of these people are in need of our support. This is why the Electrical Industries Charity has launched its Employee Assistance Programme of which the Pensioner, Apprentice, Employee and Family Support and Practical Participation Programmes are part of. In addition, to its Assistance Programmes, the Charity has also launched the powerLottery, a variety of fundraising events and its second Challenge for a Cause campaign to help our less fortunate colleagues in their time of need.
So far, the Electrical Industries Charity has helped many people in the electrical sector to rebuild their lives and have a brighter future ahead. For example, last year the Charity went on their very first Challenge for a Cause campaign to the largest free-standing mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro and raised £83,000 which helped the Hendrie family to rebuild their future after the sad loss of a loving husband and a father of three.
Another great example where the Electrical Industries Charity gave hope and transformed the lives of people in our industry is the Parker family. The Charity worked together with industry partners and helped the Parker family with the necessary house adaptations and garden landscape to suit Max’s needs.
Currently, the Charity is set to help the Dickinson family to have a better future ahead with their second Challenge for a Cause campaign which aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house and work with industry partners to carry out any renovation work which is required to safeguard the future of Caz and her family.
You can be part of the Charity’s life changing journey which aims to provide support for the Dickinson family by joining them on their second Challenge for a Cause – the Arctic Adventure 2018. During the Arctic Adventure, you will have a chance to experience cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and husky-sledding while helping the Charity to reach its fundraising goal. This once in a lifetime experience is taking place between 8-12 March 2018.
Or why not test your luck at the Charity’s very own powerLottery, which accounts for 30% of the Charity’s annual income and is directly handed out in financial grants to the industry through its Employee Assistance Programme. You can support the Charity in a fun way for as little as £1 a month and be in with a chance to win up to £1,000. You can purchase between one to ten numbers to increase your chances of winning. If you decide to enter the Charity’s powerLottery this month, you could be in with a chance to be the winner of the powerLottery’s biggest jackpot of £5,000.
If the lottery is not for you why not be part of the Charity’s Raise the Roof campaign by donating £25 to the Charity which will allow them to buy a personalised brick and which will go towards building a long-lasting home for Caz Dickinson and her family. A personalised brick will allow you to put your name on this special project and your donation will serve as a long-lasting tribute to you, or your sponsors and donors and your engraving will stay intact for many years. If you are a UK Income or Capital Gains taxpayer, don’t forget to add Gift Aid to your donation. Gift Aid will allow the Charity to reclaim £0.25p for each pound you donate, which means that for each brick worth £25 the Charity will be able to claim £6.25 in Gift Aid at no additional cost to you.
You can get involved in many different ways and help your industry’s colleagues to look forward to the future. Because it does not matter how big or small your participation will be, it could have a significant impact on someone’s life. Join the Charity’s support network today and do something incredible for your colleagues and their families.