This week, the FTCT stand was at two amazing events, to promote our financial grants to parents, carers, employers, charities and support services. 

Back to Textile Forum for another great show

We were very lucky to have a stand at Textile Forum, London's premier fashion fabrics show. As ever, show organisers Linda and Amy were immensely supportive, inviting us back as chosen charity for the show, offering us a free stand alongside sponsorship for all the refreshments sold in aid of FTCT. Through generous donations from exhibitors and visitors we raised over £230 for FTCT grants!

We also held a special raffle at the event, with a fabulous Calvin Klein accessories bundle, generously donated by Calvin Klein themselves. Dee from GH Leathers (pictured above with his prize) was the lucky winner. 

But most importantly- and our reason for being at the show- our fabulous
team and volunteers Alberta and Ling talked to lots of independent designers, manufacturers and sole-traders about financial grants available to them. 

If you know someone working in the UK fashion and textile industry, whose family might need a financial grant please refer them. 

Meeting parents at Kidz to Adultz Middle

Meanwhile, Linda and Jill from the FTCT team were at the Kidz to Adultz Middle exhibition in Coventry, a special exhibition for parents and professional caring for children with disabilities and additional needs. The stand was busy all day, with charities, parents and professionals keen to find out about the financial grants we can offer for equipment, therapies and more. 

It was a brilliant atmosphere at the show, with dancing and wheelchair activities for the kids and even appearance from Beauty and The Beast's 'Belle' who sung a wonderful Frozen duet with a young visitor. 

If you know a family in the UK fashion and textile industry who is caring for a child with disabilities or additional needs, please let them know we have equipment grants available which can support with items including mobility equipment, sensory toys and more.