Each month I will write about a Charity that I feel is deserving of praise and is perhaps in need of some promotion. The charity I have chosen for January is the Fashion and Textiles Children’s trust (FTCT), a unique organisation which is able to provide financial grants for the children of those working in the in the UK fashion and textile industry.
FTCT has a long history of providing welfare to the children of the fashion and textile industries, founded in 1853, with the aim to “clothe, maintain and educate the children of warehouseman, clerks and agents of the textile industry,” FTCT has provided thousands of families across the UK working in the industry with grants for the small items that can really make a difference to those they help. In these tough economic times, with high street giants such as Peacocks and many more struggling to survive, there has never been a greater need for a charity like FTCT.
The grants given have supported a young mum after the death of her husband by helping out with essential expenses. Many children with special needs have been helped with the cost of specialist tutors. The trust can also help to allow you to live a more comfortable life, either by providing a new bed for a disabled child or helping with the everyday costs of nurturing and supporting a child with special needs.