It’s been a busy January so far at FTCT. Director, Anna Pangbourne caught up with two of our high profile retailers; Karen Millen and NEXT. Both organisations are taking part in an ongoing awareness campaign to promote the work of FTCT to their employees, making sure all parents working at Karen Millen and NEXT are aware that grants are available for families who are struggling financially, and how they can apply.

Getting into gear with Karen Millen 

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We’ve arranged an all-round campaign with Karen Millen. Not only are we getting the message out to each store with posters and leaflets – but we’re also featured on their weekly staff bulletin, followed by a promotion on their app for KM staff, KMConnect. The app is packed with information for staff and it’s the perfect way to share the message about FTCT grants; who can apply, what a grant can cover and how to apply. Huge thanks to Tessa Boshoff, Head of Human Resources and all the team at Karen Millen.

A fundraising partnership 

Karen Millen and FTCT continue the great partnership, as one of our London Marathon runners is Heidi Newman – Production Manager at Karen Millen. Heidi’s fundraising has been awesome and with a new target of £4,000 – all donations are welcome! Check out Heidi’s fundraising page – it’s packed with lots of information on her motivation to run 26.2 miles to raise funds for FTCT grants, and her training and future fundraising activities.


Taking huge steps with NEXT  

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We’re keeping the focus around the NEXT call centres this January. Our new posters and flyers are already displayed around the call centres in Enderby and Gedding Road in Leicester  – reaching over 1500 NEXT employees and potential beneficiaries of a grant. We’re also very excited to feature in the daily internal newsletter going out to managers and employees at the call centres. Again, a great way to share our stories of how a grant can really help families who need it most.  Huge thanks to all the call centre managers at NEXT - Jacqui Todd, Teresa Lowe, Patricia Crewe, Juliette Hancocks and of course, Matt Hallam.

Help us share the benefits of an FTCT grant to your staff
Lots more companies are coming on board with our charity this Spring, to help us share the FTCT message – this could be your company too! Take a look at the fantastic partnerships we already have with fashion companies around the country.

If you think your employees could benefit from finding out about FTCT grants, please contact Anna for details about the work we do and the families we help - check out the FTCT website for more information.