Category: Success stories

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Archie’s Story

Posted on September 22, 2016

Last week we were delighted to premiere the video case story of Archie and his family at the Drapers Independent Awards. This week, we would like to talk a little more about the family’s story and how the grant has helped. … Read more »

Grant support: Barry and Madison’s story

Posted on April 15, 2016

Over the past few months, we have been working closely with the regional partner support teams at John Lewis, to promote FTCT grants to their colleagues – both past and present. That’s how Barry* found out about FTCT. Here, Barry talks … Read more »

Jasmine, Grace & Lexi’s story

Posted on April 1, 2016

It’s always a privilege to share the stories of families who’ve benefited from our grants. Thank you to Jasmine* for talking about her experience, showing that FTCT grants can be a practical and simple solution during a tight financial spot. Jasmine owns her own … Read more »

How can FTCT grants help young carers?

Posted on January 28, 2016

It’s Young Carers Awareness Day - a national day of recognitionfor the 700,000 (1) young carers in the UK who provide care and support to family and friends. We’ve teamed up with financial hardship charity Turn 2 Us, to highlight the … Read more »

Claire, Emma, Michael and Andrew

Posted on August 27, 2015

Claire has three children; Emma, 15, Michael, 9 and Andrew, 7. A previous employee of Bentalls Department store in Ealing Broadway in the 80’s, Claire approached FTCT to help to buy carpets for their home, school uniform and travel costs … Read more »

Rachel, Kodee and Colby

Posted on April 29, 2015

Kodee, 15 and Colby, 14 live with their mother Rachel who has previously worked for Monsoon, Coast and Mint Velvet. Rachel is a single parent and takes care of both teenagers who are profoundly deaf due to a recessive genetic … Read more »

Nicola, Darren and Charlie

Posted on April 17, 2015

Nicola and Darren were devastated when they found out that their child, Charlie, was diagnosed with hearing loss. With no history of hearing impairment in the family, it came as a complete shock to them both. They contacted Auditory Verbal … Read more »

Seth and Monica’s Story

Posted on April 2, 2015

Seth, 11, is described by his mother Monica, who has worked as a freelance fashion designer for 20 years, as ‘quiet’ and ‘sensitive’ by nature. But not long after he started primary school, Monica began to notice that Seth was … Read more »

Asher & Tessa’s Story…

Posted on March 18, 2015

Asher, 14, lives with his mother Tessa who is a single parent. Tessa is currently unemployed but previously worked at M&S and Imperial Fashion, an online fashion retailer. Asher’s father is an alcoholic, resulting in Asher experiencing much chaos and … Read more »

Rachael & Elizabeth’s story…

Posted on March 13, 2015

Rachael, 13, has Sickle Cell Anaemia. At risk of ‘sickle cell crisis’, Rachael can experience severe pain and fatigue which makes it difficult for her to go to school, or keep up with her schoolwork at home. Rachael’s mother, Elizabeth, … Read more »

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