Volunteers Week 2017- How volunteers help FTCT

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Blog

Volunteers’ Week runs from 1st- 7th June and Volunteers week logoto celebrate we want to say ‘thank you’ to all our volunteers and highlight the difference they make to the children of families in the UK fashion and textile industry.

How volunteers help FTCT

Volunteers help the charity throughout the year across every aspect of the organisation. From our wonderful Trustees, to our event volunteers and fabulous fundraisers, the difference volunteers make to the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) is immeasurable.

Here are just some of the things volunteers have helped us achieve this year.

  • Our Trustees- helping our grants reach more children

Aside from their regular governance duties Picture of the FTCT Trustees  at a fun run eventand the huge amount of time and commitment they give to the charity, our Trustees (pictured at a recent fun run) have helped our team to quadruple the number of families who are receiving FTCT grants.

By introducing us to their CEO’S, HR colleagues and professional networks,  more families in more fashion and textile companies including M&S, Karen Millen and Allied Textiles are now aware of and applying for FTCT grants.
Here is a list of our Trustees. 

  • Our fundraising volunteers -helping to raise over £30,000 for FTCT grants

Our volunteers helped to raise Picture of FTCT's FRA volunteersa whopping £30,000 for FTCT grants this year in a whole host of ways.  Some of our volunteers, like FRA students Kamara, Becca and Hatun (pictured) helped at our fundraising events including the Drapers Awards and Textile Forum.  While others organised their own fashion shows at their school or college.

Some very energetic volunteers like Hobbs London team got into fancy dress for our sponsored Santa and Super Hero runs, holding bake sales, and cinema nights to raise sponsorship money.

We couldn’t have achieved any of this without the time, energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support; enabling FTCT grants can help many more children of UK fashion and textile families.

Volunteer for FTCT

If you’re feeling inspired this Volunteers’ Week take a look at our current volunteering opportunities and apply today.

We do everything we can to make volunteering with FTCT a fun and rewarding experience. Not only does it mean a huge difference to the charity but it looks great on your CV too. Plus, you get to the opportunity to attend some of the most prestigious events in the UK fashion and textile industry.

You can sign up to one of our volunteering events today. Alternatively, if you want to join our list of potential volunteers for future events, email Janet on admin@ftct.org.uk or call 0203 667 7882.


Further reading:

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