Support us Fundraising Fundraising ideas Our corporate partners We have a number of corporate partners across the industry who work with us and support us in a variety of ways, which you can read about below. 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. It's really easy to fundraise for us, whether as part of a team or individually. Set up your FTCT fundraiser today, using the button below or contact Anna [email protected] or calling 0203 667 7882 to discuss larger donations or sponsorship opportunities. Set up your fundraising page Our corporate partners Usdaw (The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) have supported our charity for a number of years, by sending out information about our grants to their members. We are very grateful to them for their ongoing support and helping us to reach families in need. Julien Macdonald generously supported our charity by donating exclusive VIP tickets to their 2019 and 2020 London Fashion Week shows as auction prizes. Over the past two years the auction of these tickets has raised over £1,900 for our charity. The National Laundry Group have been amazingly supportive of our charity. Since meeting them in Spring 2019 they have generously donated nearly £8,000 through their bi-annual dinners. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The Textile Services Association is the trade association for the textile care services industry. TSA support us by promoting our charity to member companies, through their bi-annual conference days and via social media. 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. FTCT first met the team from J&M Sherry Textiles through the TSA (Textile Services Association) Spring Conference. In October 2019, the team started actively promoting our grants to their employees. 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 donated £5,000 to FTCT in September 2019. 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 £10,000. This donation will be used to support our grants. 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. A further £7,000 was raised by the team in 2019, to support their colleague Rachel Bowman's FTCT London Marathon run. A whopping £5,400 of this came from a sample sale at head office. M&S have kindly donated champagne for prize draw winners at the Drapers Independent Awards and Drapers Digital Awards for 2017, 2018 and 2019. Most recently they donated £5,000 from their plastic bag levy. Tesco have generously donated champagne for for our prize draw at the Drapers Independent Awards and have also been an annual gift sponsor for the Drapers Awards for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. We have been working with Boden since 2010. Most recently they kindly donated £5,000 to support our charity.