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.

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.

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.

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 is one of the most is highly sought after team places in our charities events calendar.

Guests at powerBall 2016 can look forward to an unforgettable night with breath-taking entertainment from the Jersey Boys to look forward to. Book your table now to avoid disappointment.

This year City Electrical Factors (CEF) is the headline sponsor for the most prestigious event in the electrical industry’s calendar which takes place on Friday 11 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

Managing Director, Tessa Ogle says:“We are delighted to have CEF as our headline sponsor this year – their support, together with the entertainment which we have planned, will ensure that guests will have a truly unforgettable evening.”

The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for 25 fit trekkers to take part in the Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge and raise £100,000 for the Hendrie family. 

Do you have what it takes to climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world? 

Sign up today and make 2017 a year to remember.