We're a small charity that helps children of parents or carers who work in UK fashion and textiles. Getting help from FTCT is really simple- all you need to do is just give us a call.

Call us on 0300 123 9002 or email grants@ftct.org.uk

Virgin London Marathon 2018 – Apply now!

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The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) now has TWO places available for the 2018 London Marathon.  If selected, you will run with thousands of others taking on the challenge of a lifetime, raising millions of pounds for charities around the world.

How to apply

Now is the time to register your interest for our charity place. Email Janet and let her know that you would like to be considered.

We would particularly like to hear from runners who are passionate about the UK fashion and textile industry and/or raising funds to help UK families in financial crisis. 

  • There is no registration fee or charge for the place.
  • The final runners will be selected on their ability to raise a minimum of £2500 (one runner will share the  amount raised with another children’s charity).

We’ll be your biggest supporters – helping with fundraising ideas and giving you both the encouragement and motivation to help you reach your goal. FTCT are very proud to offer this opportunity to take part in this event, it is an experience of a lifetime.

Email Janet and let her know that you would like to be considered for a place.

About our charity

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) gives financial grants to the children of  UK fashion and textile employees facing financial hardship. Our grants are donations which do not have to repaid and provide essential items including clothing, bedding and shoes.

Founded in 1853, our charity has been supporting UK fashion and textile families for over 160 years. By joining Team FTCT, you’ll be part of our legacy and help us to help hundreds of UK children every year.

“Our grant enabled me to buy a dining table and chairs, which has created my new favourite time of day. Josh and I can sit together and talk about our days and how we are both feeling. It’s difficult sometimes to raise a conversation with Josh, so dinner time is when we can chat uninterrupted which has in turn drawn us closer together after a very turbulent year.” Kim, mum of Josh. Read Kim’s success story.