This Sunday, we’re proud to be supporting our brilliant London Marathon runner Rachel Bowman. Rachel works for Hobbs and is a great friend to our charity, having previously run and raised money for us in 2014.

Preparations have been going well, with Rachel taking advantage of the beautiful seafront in her native Brighton to bring a bit of natural glamour to the long training runs.

Rachel has also smashed all expectations on the fundraising front, so far raising as incredible £6,462.90! This will be split evenly between us and Aid International.

A large part of Rachel’s fantastic fundraising efforts has been down to a sample sale at Hobbs’ London headquarters, which raised an incredible £5,400. Rachel has also arranged two fundraising pub quizzes, which have both been very successful (although presumably Rachel was on the lime and soda!).

We think Rachel has been an inspirational fundraiser and we can’t wait to cheer her over the line on Sunday. If you agree, please let her know by making a donation on her fundraising page and leaving her a message of encouragement.

Every penny that Rachel raises for us will go towards supporting children of fashion and textile families – enabling them to afford essential items that will improve their lives and futures. We think this is worth a few quid, hopefully you do too.

And if you’re there on Sunday, we’ll be wearing our branded t-shirts to support Rachel so come and say hi! It’s always great to meet more of our brilliant supporters in person.

If you would like to run for Fashion & Textile Children's Trust in 2020, don't delay! Spaces fill up incredibly quickly, so email Janet at [email protected] today and we'll get back to you.