Electricians raise £10k for Derby children’s charity

Electricians raise £10k for Derby children’s charity

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Derbyshire children’s charity Treats has been donated almost £10,000, after a successful fundraising event held by ECA, the leading electrotechnical and engineering services trade body.

A cheque was handed over just days ago by ECA members to Treats, a local charity in operation for 30 years, who rely entirely on donations. During this time they have delivered dream-come-true gifts, gadgets, trips, toys and medical equipment for children in need.

Vicky Ashton, Treats Vice Chair, commented:

“Without the support of organisations such as ECA we would simply not be able to do what we do. We are very grateful for this generous donation and it will make a big difference to a lot of children in Derbyshire.”

The evening fundraiser was recently hosted by ECA at Derbyshire Cricket Club. The event saw a record number of over 200 guests from across the Midlands come together. Attendees, who included electricians, wholesalers and manufacturers, gave generously to the charity.

The event was made possible through the support of the leading manufacturer Schneider Electric and electrical wholesalers Edmundson Electrical and Newey & Eyre.

Mike Ratcliffe, Chair of the ECA Derbyshire & Burton Branch and an event organiser, said:

“We are delighted with the response we had from ECA members and our friends at Schneider, Edmundsons and Newey & Eyre. We raised a huge amount of money for a very worthy charity and had a great time in doing so. Thank you to all those who helped make it possible.”

ECA members looking to get involved in next year’s charity event won’t have long to wait. Preparations have already begun and the date has been confirmed for Saturday 16 June 2018.

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