The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) recognises this and provides highly valuable support to those in the electrical industry who need a helping hand. The Employee and Family Support Programme (EFP) which is part of the big four EIC Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); has been set-up to deal with the many issues that challenge people every day, whether that be ill health, family, relationship or financial problems.

As a result, EIC has been able to help make a significant difference to peoples’ lives – a great example being Elliott Angell who suffered brain damage after being born prematurely.

Elliott has diplegic cerebral palsy which affects both of his legs. A £75,000 operation is available to him which would transform his life by enabling him to walk and play with his sister and friends. However, it’s not funded by the NHS. His father Dean has worked in the electrical industry for 20 years and contacted the Charity for help.

EIC has supported Elliott and his family in many ways, such as purchasing a new wheelchair, assisting with educational needs, giving advice with their current housing situation and providing financial support to cover appointments and loss of earnings for Dean. This support goes a long way in helping the family look forward to a brighter future.

To help Elliott have life-changing surgery, a fundraising page called ‘Finding Elliott’s Feet’ has been set-up.

EFP is funded by powerLottery - you can play from just £1 a month and help Elliott and other families like. Your contribution makes a sizable impact as 95% of all donations go directly back into the industry. If you would like to make a difference, play powerLottery today.

For more information, or to take part, please contact Jess Vailima: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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