Fancy running the London Marathon in 2016?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 | Posted in Events, Fundraising


The Virgin London Marathon is one of the Yasemin Greenworld’s most iconic races and running it in aid of the families we support, will make it a truly unforgettable and life changing experience.

We’re currently taking applications for our 2016 London Marathon team.

Due to tight deadlines, we are only accepting expressions of interest at this time. Deadline for application is Monday 25th January 2016.

All places will be confirmed by 29th Jan 2016. 

Why join our team?

On Sunday 24 April 2016, over 40,000 participants will take part in this race – the world’s biggest fundraising event.

Getting a place in the London Marathon is a challenge for both runners and for charities – Gold Bond places are like gold dust! As a small charity, we are not in a position to purchase places for the London Marathon. However, by working in partnership with Aid International Development (Registered Charity: 1154665), who are allocated places through the London Marathon, they are able to pass the places on to our own charity.

Why not watch a video of 2014 runner Rachel, from the finish line, talking about her experience of running for FTCT.

How much do we ask you to raise?

We ask each runner to commit to raising a minimum of £3,000 (don’t worry we will be here to support you along the way). Two thirds of what you raise will come directly to the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust. One third of this will go to Aid International Development a fund-raising charitable trust that supports other charities in Zambia, India and Guatemala.

We also ask each runner to pay the registration fee of £400 – payable once your place is confirmed. (It’s possible that your company may cover this). In short, the great news is that you’re raising money for two charities!

All the money you raise for FTCT, will support vulnerable children and young people across the UK, whose parents   work in the UK fashion and textile industry.

With your help, our grants could fund even more items for children growing up in difficult circumstances. Like a new school uniform for a child whose parents are facing financial difficulties, therapy for a child overcoming domestic violence or rehabilitation exercises for a young person affected by disability.

If you are interested in applying for a place on the FTCT marathon team, please email Janet or call 020-3667-7882.


As well as the London Marathon, we have lots of other exciting challenge events, such as Trekking in Peru, Climbing Kilimanjaro and more! In the event we cannot offer you a place this year, we’d love you to consider supporting FTCT in another way. Thank you!

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