The generosity of Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) Members and Affiliated Members is behind a £45,121 donation to the Electrical Industries Charity. The EDA offered Members and Affiliated Members a one-time 10% refund on their 2020 membership fee, and the chance to donate it to the Charity.
Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA, explains how the fundraising initiative came about: “In 2020 our EDA events calendar went on hold and, although the Association was extremely busy working to support EDA businesses through the pandemic, the Board of Management felt that we could, as a one-time gesture, offer a 10% refund on the EDA annual subscription, giving members the opportunity to donate that refund to the Charity. We were delighted when almost all members chose to donate their refund to the charity. I should add that some of the organisations chose to remain anonymous.
“Like everyone in our sector, the Association can’t wait to get our face-to-face networking events back in the diary – forums, round-table discussions, not to mention our flagship large-scale events such as the annual dinner – and to catch up with everyone.”
Tessa Ogle, Managing Director/CEO at the Electrical Industries Charity says: “This is incredibly generous donation by the EDA’s Members and Affiliated Members for which we could not be more grateful. It made a big difference to the Charity’s finances that had been so adversely affected by Covid. We couldn’t do what we do without you.”
The EDA businesses behind the generous donation, and which are happy for their details to be made public are pictured below.