The Electrical Industries Charity is challenging the 1.3m people who work in the electrical sector to give up a cup of coffee every month and use the money to sign up for powerLottery instead.
The charity’s number one fundraising stream, powerLottery, is open to everyone and offers every participant the chance to win a cash prize of £1,000 every month. Every £1 that is spent on powerLottery goes towards helping those in need in the industry.
The lottery draws provide the charity with 30% of its annual income, which is directly handed out in financial grants to the electrical industry through the charity’s Employee Assistance Programme. This includes the apprentice, pensioner, practical participation and the family and employee support programmes.
The programmes are designed to offer people in the industry a hand-up in their time of need through a wide range of services which include legal support, counselling, financial assistance and grants as well as carer support, debt advice, and apprentice scholarships and bursaries.
“powerLottery is a fun and easy way to support your industry charity and help to provide access to a wide range of services for people in our industry when they are in need of support,” says managing director, Tessa Ogle. “By signing up to powerLottery you too can help your friends and industry colleagues, ensuring that no-one in our industry is ever alone in their time of need.”
To enter the powerLottery, go to the EIC’s website to fill in the online form. As well as the monthly prize, a bonus prize of £5,000 is also on offer this month.