Electrical training officer cycles from Venice to Milan for charity

Electrical training officer cycles from Venice to Milan for charity

A Scottish training officer has raised thousands of pounds for the Electrical Industries Charity, helping him face his mental health issues.

Frankie Greig, overseeing apprentices for the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust, cycled 324 miles from Venice to Milan in the Italian Lakes Cycle Event to raise money in aid of the EIC.

The dad-of-three, who looks after young learners at West College Scotland, Paisley Campus, says he undertook the gruelling challenge to repay the charity after it helped him with his wellbeing.

Frankie, 41, says, “The EIC is all about helping people when they need it most and I’ve benefited from their support as I suffer from poor mental health.

“I know that the EIC has also done a lot for my apprentices as well as some of the adult trainees at West College Scotland so I’m delighted I can give something back to the charity for its support.”

During the five-day challenge in October, Frankie said he learned to go at his own pace, and he completed the trek, raising £2,880 for the EIC.

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT, says, “Many congratulations to Frankie for completing this exhausting challenge. We applaud too his personal courage in being willing to speak out about issues which sometimes, tragically, remain hidden.

“The electrical sector, and the construction industry as a whole, has become much more aware of the importance of mental health, especially since the pandemic, and has redoubled its efforts to support our people and maintain their wellbeing.

“I’m sure Frankie’s story will be an inspiration to many in the industry and the money will be used by the EIC to support others needing help.”

To read more about EIC, click here.

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