Volunteers like Kamilla (pictured above with FTCT volunteer Isaac) have help to raise not only funds, but awareness too when giving their time to support the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT).

We found out why she enjoys volunteering for FTCT.

“It was the fashion aspect that first attracted me to FTCT. I am a fashion designer and had seen the charity before at the trade show Pure London. I like helping people and the charity was a unique combination that suited my two passions – there’s not really another charity like FTCT.”

“I first volunteered at Textile Forum – a fashion fabrics trade show- and after that the Drapers Awards and House of Lords event. I really enjoyed working with FTCT because of the team.”

“Everyone I have met is so nice, which is why I keep coming back! Plus, I love the thank you cards and emails FTCT send me afterwards. It shows you really appreciate the help. I wasn’t expecting anything back from giving my time, so that was amazing.”

“If I had a friend who wanted to volunteer with FTCT, I would say ‘go ahead and do it!’ It’s inspiring and I have learnt loads. Plus, this is a route for volunteers who are looking to get into fashion.

The benefits of volunteering

"Volunteering has helped my career in the sense of building new supplier networks, particularly at the trade shows. Every event or show I volunteer for helps to build my professional network.”

“Even if you don’t have a lot of time to give for volunteering, most of the events happen after work hours. It’s one evening or an afternoon out of your week. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it’s really positive”.

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