We are excited to announce our partnership with Luxury Lockstitch UK (LLUK)!

This partnership not only highlights LLUK’s commitment to social responsibility and community support, but also an opportunity to address and debunk some common myths about business-charity partnerships.

LLUK recently highlighted several misconceptions about businesses working with charities. Here are some of the myths:

Myth #1: If You Have Your Own Foundation, You Don’t Need to Partner with External Charities

Many believe that if a company has its own foundation or benevolent fund, there’s no need to partner with external charities. However, even with internal support systems, partnering with external charities like FTCT adds an essential layer of support. External charities can offer broader resource pools and ensure assistance reaches all eligible individuals, including those who prefer to seek help anonymously due to the stigma of asking for support.

Myth #2: There Is a Minimum Amount Required for Fundraising

Contrary to popular belief, there is no minimum amount required for fundraising. Small internal activities such as bake sales or raffles might only raise a modest sum, but the primary goal is raising awareness among employees that support is available. Whether it’s £20 or £200, every contribution helps cover essential costs for a child, such as new shoes or a school uniform. Even the smallest donations can make a significant difference in a child’s life.

Myth #3: Partnering with a Charity Implies You Are Not Paying Your Employees Adequately

One of the most common misconceptions is that partnering with a charity that provides funds for employees in need suggests inadequate employee pay. At LLUK, they are committed to being a real living wage employer, adhering to the London living wage as a minimum standard. However, life’s unexpected challenges such as illness, the cost of living crisis, or interest rate increases, can impact employees regardless of income level. These situations often require additional support, which partnerships with charities like FTCT can provide.

The Value of Our Partnership

Through this partnership, LLUK demonstrates a commitment to supporting the community. By joining forces with us, they ensure an extra layer of support for families in the fashion and textile industry. LLUK’s dedication shows that every contribution, no matter the size, truly makes a difference. 

For companies considering a partnership with us, let’s work together to make a meaningful impact. It not only enhances your company’s social responsibility efforts but also ensures broader support for those in need within the fashion and textile industry.

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