With almost 240 guests from our industry all joined together for a great afternoon of craic, it was a fantastic way to say cheerio to the January blues – and for many of us, dry January.
It is important to remember why we were all there – to raise money for a wonderful charity that really impacts our local community. This year, the focus was on brain injuries and, we saw how the charity supported one of our own – Stephen, from Parr Group, who was viciously attacked after a night out and was left in a coma, with many more difficult months ahead of him. The charity sprung into action to help Stephen and his family, providing an occupational therapist as well as emotional and financial support. To date, the Northern Ireland EIC committee has raised £250,000 to disperse throughout those around us who need it most. Adding to that is the Electric Lunch, which we are thrilled to announce raised an excess of £19,000.
The EIC Northern Ireland are incredibly grateful for the support they had on Friday – the generosity from the guests and sponsors was astounding. Additional thanks have to go to the Europa staff and of course, the host Adrian Logan and the entertainment, Liam Beckett. The lads went above and beyond for the charity, with a great show that had us all in stitches.
Preparations are already underway for 2021, so make sure you watch this space to get involved next time. We can’t wait already!
For more information go to: www.electricalcharity.org