Support us Fundraising Fundraising ideas Corporate sponsorship We have a number of corporate partners across the industry who work with us and support us in a variety of ways. This ranges from sponsorship to fundraising and advocacy. We’re already making a big impact to hundreds of children in families across the industry. With your help, we could do so much more. Get involved There are a number of ways you can support us, from fundraising events for your team to volunteering or making a donation. Why not sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with all our latest news. If you want to contact us directly, or have any general questions, simply email [email protected] or ring 0300 123 9002. Current FTCT corporate partnerships and support UKFT have been promoting FTCT to its members for many years. UKFT is the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies, bringing together 2,500 designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses and our industry in the UK and throughout the world. UKFT represents businesses from spinning, weaving and knitting, right through to catwalk and garment care. In March 2019 Linen Connect announced a charity partnership with FTCT. Linen Connect is a key supplier of linens and textiles into commercial laundries, hospitality and institutional sectors around the UK and is deeply committed to social, ethical and environmental responsibility. In late 2018, the two founders of Sitting On A Sofa decided they wanted to give something back to the fashion and textiles industry, so they decided to collaborate with FTCT. Every time you purchase an item with Sitting of a Sofa, they donate £5 of the profit to FTCT. Drapers magazine has been supporting FTCT since 2010, by naming us chosen charity for their prestigious annual awards ceremonies; the Drapers Independent, Digital and main Awards. Next have been generously supporting our charity since 2010. Most recently Next generously donated the charity prize for our draw at the Drapers Awards 2017. Fashion fabrics show Textile Forum has been supporting FTCT since 2010. As chosen charity for the show, we are given a free stand at the show to talk to exhibitors and visitors about our grants. Plus, the show generously donates refreshments for sale at the show, with all proceeds going to FTCT. We have been working with John Lewis since 2010. Working closely with their Partner Support Specialist team, we have promoted our grants to stores across the UK. Most recently, the John Lewis team gave a generous one off donation of £5,000. This donation will be used to support our grants. The Karen Millen team got their fundraising off to a bang by forming a 10 strong team for the 2016 Santa Run. More recently, Production Manager Heidi has signed up to run for team FTCT at the 2018 London Marathon, while their HR team are promoting FTCT grants across the company. The energetic and inspiring Hobbs team raised over £3,000 for our charity by taking part in the 2017 Super Hero Run. This outstanding performance follows a legacy of generous fundraising support, totalling more than £22,000 raised by the retail and head office teams since 2012. With the support of the design team and our brilliant Trustee, Ryan Becker, M&S have supported our charity in a variety of helpful ways. From re-designing our logo in 2010 to designing huge exhibition stands for our 2016 House of Lords reception, our tiny team has been hugely lucky to benefit from M&S visual expertise. Not to mention regular donations of champagne for our prize draw at the Drapers Independent Awards! Past FTCT corporate partnerships and support Tesco have generously donated champagne for our prize draw at the Drapers Independent Awards. Most recently they donated a prize for our auction at the 2017 Drapers Awards.