CEF raised £160,116 for charity at its recent ‘Shaping the Future Together’ supplier partner event.
The donation will be shared between CEFs two chosen charities – Macmillan Cancer Support and The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC). The money was raised through donations from event delegates, contributions from supplier partners attending and match funding from CEF.
The EIC exists to look after people from the electrical, electronics and energy industries when they or their families need a helping hand.
The global COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on many, with high incidence of mental health issues for people under 30. Tragically, the EIC recorded the highest rate of suicides amongst apprentices since its records began.
CEF funded and worked with the EIC to develop a mental health training app for apprentices which reached over 10,000 apprentices in its first year. This additional donation will support the charity’s vision of providing every electrical apprentice in the UK with mental health awareness training.
In 2020, CEF committed to raise £1 million for Macmillan in five years by engaging colleagues, suppliers and customers in national and local fundraising. Money is raised through contributions on selected product purchases from CEF and fundraising events. Every CEF colleague is encouraged to get involved with fundraising in their local area.
CEF hosted its second ‘Shaping the Future Together’ supplier event at the prestigious Fairmont Windsor Park hotel, hosting over 190 people including colleagues and key supplier partners to discuss industry trends and explore opportunities for growth.
In response to the charity donation, Commercial Director Andrew Moseley comments, “Our target was to better the £100,000 raised at last year’s event, but to raise £160,116 is simply unbelievable. I would like to thank everyone that donated personally and those supplier partners that went above and beyond and made corporate donations to support both the EIC and Macmillan in the great work they do”.