FTCT celebrate My Family Week

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Blog

Families really are at the heart of everything we do at the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust. My Family Week 16 – 20 October was set up by Early Years trainer, author and consultant, Laura Henry has been working with families for decades. The week aims to celebrate all families, irrespective of circumstances and families of all shapes and sizes. Find out more about My Family Week on Facebook.

How FTCT support families


At FTCT, we support families with financial grants – where the main carer has worked in the UK fashion, clothing or textiles industry – in a factory, head office or shop floor.  If you are not sure if you qualify, please take a look at just some of the job roles we cover and the answers to our frequently asked questions.

We providing funding for the very essential items for children; school uniform, winter coats or school essential items. We also fund wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, therapy sessions or respite activities. We can help fund specialist sensory toys too. An FTCT grant can help all the children in the family home and can relieve the financial pressures in the home.

Families share their stories


Mark, Donna & Joseph FB picWe asked two families to share their stories of how an FTCT grant has helped them. Nine-year-old Mark received much needed music therapy lessons, and eleven-year-old Martha and her mum Deborah feature in a film on how reading lessons helped Martha discover her love of books. Both children have additional needs, and the non-repayable grant was a huge benefit to both families.

If you need support for your child with a disability, or you are a parent who is struggling financially – for everyday items, like school uniform or a new winter coat for school, etc. we can help. Take a look at some of the things we provide grants for, and how to apply.

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