About us News and Blog A donation from Great Grandmother Lucy's sewing machine Donating proceeds from the sale of household goods is a brilliant way to support our charity. That’s exactly what one donor did, when the time came to sell her Great Grandmother’s old sewing machine. We caught up with them, to find out the heartwarming story behind this special machine. “The sewing machine has been in our family for years and the serial number dates back to 1920. Great Grandmother Lucy used it to sew ladies blouses in order to support herself and her children after her husband passed away.” “It was important for the money from the sale of the machine to go to a relevant charity and the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust seemed ideal.” We are so grateful for all the donations we receive, but when they have a lovely story like this behind them, it makes them all the more special. Huge thank you to the donor for allowing us to share their unique story and for choosing to support our work through the sale of this treasured part of their family’s history. Feeling inspired? It’s easy to make a donation to our charity using the brand new ‘donate’ button in our profile. No matter what you can give, your donation would be put immediately to work by our team, buying essential and specialist items for children across the industry. Make a donation today. Support us this Christmas Send one of our e-Christmas cards and make a donation for the postage. Choose one of our special festive e-cards and donate the money you saved on postage to support our work. Visit our e-Christmas card shop now. Be an office party hero this year. Donate your spare festive party budget and we will use your donation to support more children of UK fashion and textile families in need. Donate your party budget today. Generate funds for us while you shop online. We are signed up to Give As You Live, an online shopping portal which generates donations from big name brands every time you shop. It’s easy to shop and won’t cost you a single penny. Shop our Give As You Live page now. Donate to buy a Christmas bundle. Many of the items our grants fund can be wrapped up and given as presents, meaning for the children we support, at least Christmas Day can feel special this year. Donate to buy a Christmas bundle today.