The run-up to the London Marathon!

Friday, January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Blog, Events, Fundraising

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The countdown to the 2015 London Marathon has begun! In 85 days our 6 wonderful runners will be sprinting 26 miles around the River Thames to raise money for our charity. We are delighted to have so much support this year, especially from the fashion and textile industry.

Our runners this year are Yasmin Green and Bobby Reid from Topshop; Amit, a FTCT trustee, and his friend Rebecca; Sam Watts from Selfridges, and Jim Shearer who is raising money for AVUK and FTCT. Both charities joined forces to help his son, Louie, who was born with a severe hearing impediment.

Over the next 12 weeks they will be training for the big day, whilst trying to raise donations and gain support from friends, family, co-workers and kind strangers!

Along with tough training days and evenings at the gym, our runners are each creating their own fundraising pages on the BT MyDonate website. If you know a runner, then type their name in the search bar and support! If not, you can still donate directly to our charity, by going to:

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/fashiontextilechildrenstrust

Last year we did exceptionally well, raising £9,000 at the event. With your help this year, we aim to smash through that figure and raise much more!

Every penny donated goes directly to supporting children and families in need; providing them with education and wellbeing grants which make a world of difference to a child’s education, wellness and self-esteem.

We will be sending you updates on their progress along the way, but for now see what Rachel, our FTCT runner from last year, had to say:
 

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“It was really good, the crowds were fantastic and support you along the way. I would say to anyone thinking about running for FTCT, to definitely do it. It’s great to raise money for such a worthy cause, but also a great sense of achievement to run such an amazing race.” – Rachel, London Marathon Runner for FTCT 2014

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