About us News and Blog Volunteers needed for Drapers Independents Awards Come and mingle with the best fashion independents at the Drapers Independent Awards, and meet the very best in the industry. The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) is the chosen charity at the event, and we need volunteers to help raise awareness of our work and encourage donations from guests to support families in the industry. As a volunteer, you’ll mingle with guests at the pre-drinks party and then again between the three course lunch before the big awards ceremony. You’ll be helping us with text and online donations and sharing the benefits of our charity that aims to help the people who need it most – children whose parents work in the UK fashion and textile industry. For all your hard work, you’ll receive a free FTCT tee-shirt to wear for the occasion and once you’ve volunteered you’ll be able to add this very special event to your CV – how impressive! You’ll need to be available from 10.30am – 3pm on the day. It’s a great chance to meet new friends – other volunteers, build your confidence and just have a wonderful day rubbing shoulders with the best of the independent fashion and textile retailers in the UK! Don’t delay, sign up now – contact Janet directly. If you can’t make this date – don’t worry, there are lots of other opportunities to volunteer with us. You can also sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of this page. Complete your email address, your name, tick the ‘Volunteering news’ box and you’ll receive all the up to date information on all our volunteer positions. We can’t wait for you to join us!