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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FTCT has one marathon place for anyone interested in running to raise money for FTCT grants.

Parents working in the fashion and textile industry can directly benefit from the funds you raise.


The Virgin London Marathon event is an amazing experience. You will have the opportunity to line up with thousands of others ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime and raise millions of pounds for charities around the world.

Fundraising for FTCT is about helping families during a difficult financial time. By joining Team FTCT, you’ll make that much needed difference that supports children when they need it most. Laura, mum to Dexter, said ‘our FTCT grant has been a huge help. It meant that we could buy Dexter a much needed full size bunk bed that can be used for many years.‘ You can read more success stories here.

Now is the time to apply for a charity place in the marathon. The event is on Sunday 22 April 2018. You can take in the atmosphere, achieve a personal ambition and run the race of your life.

If successfully selected, you would need to commit to:

  • Sign up and pay £396 (including VAT) for your entry place
  • Raise a minimum of £2750 for FTCT grants
  • Host your fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving

We’ll be your biggest supporters – providing your running vest, helping with fundraising ideas and giving you the encouragement and motivation to help you reach your goal.

FTCT are very proud to offer you this chance to take park in this event, it is an experience of a lifetime. Contact Janet and let her know that you would like to be considered for a place.