A successful night at powerBall 2018

powerBall 2018 has been hailed a “tremendous success” by the Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC).

The night raised over £160,000, with dozens of companies and individuals donating £1,000 each in support of those who are suffering with mental health issues.

Over 700 industry professionals got together to celebrate a successful year in the electrical sector at powerBall 2018, which took place at Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London.

Once again the biggest event in the industry’s calendar (on 9 November) brought its guests a host of top entertainment, including the chance to sing along to the iconic Dirty Dancing hits such as ‘Be My Baby’ and ‘Hungry Eyes’. Party band Madhen and DJ Laura also made sure that every guest who attended the event had the ‘Time of their Life’, dancing the night away to well-known hits.

powerBall 2018 highlighted the ongoing crisis in the electrical industry surrounding mental health, which resulted in 36 deaths by suicide within the sector in the last year alone. During the night EIC filled the stage with 36 lights – one for each person who lost their life to suicide – and encouraged the industry to show support by donating £1,000 for each lost life. Dozens of companies and individuals demonstrated their support for the industry, which will allow EIC to assist hundreds of those who are struggling with mental health issues every single day.

Managing Director, Tessa Ogle, said: “Every year powerBall brings the industry together under one roof to mark another successful year in our sector and this year’s event more than lived up to expectations.

“We would like to say a big thank you to our headline sponsor, City Electrical Factors (CEF), all other powerBall sponsors and every one of you who showed support on the night. Without your kind support, we would not be able to assist hundreds of our industry colleagues in their hour of need and tackle the crisis surrounding mental health. See you all at next year’s centenary celebrations.”

Next year, powerBall will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and will be held on 8 November 2019 at a brand-new location – London Hilton on Park Lane. Visit www.electricalcharity.org for more information.