BITA’s Marketing Director joined a host of well-known UK textile brands at The House of Lords to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Fashion & Textiles Children’s Trust.
Diane Harding showed her support at the House of Lords in celebration of the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, BITA’s chosen charity organisation.
Alongside Diane, the guest list included well-known retail companies and manufacturing industries, who travelled from all over the UK to show their support, such as: Nigel Oddy from House of Fraser, Steve Rowe from M&S and Lord Stone of Blackheath.
Representatives from other charities where also present at the event, including: Gingerbread, Turn2Us and Buttle UK. Including one of the founding trustees for Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, Gerald Dickens, great-grandson of Charles Dickens.
Diane Harding, said: “BITA have thoroughly enjoyed working with FTCT for the past five years. It is a fantastic charity and we will continue to support them in achieving their mission to raise awareness in order to help more families.”
The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust support families in the UK fashion and textile industry by providing grants to families that are going through tough financial spots. These grants can help buy school uniform to specialist mobility equipment.
Anna Pangbourne, FTCT Director and Meg Lustman, Chair of Trustees, during the evening outlined their plans to double the amount of children FTCT support by 2019.
Meg Lustman, said: “Our purpose is very simple and clear. FTCT is here to give money to families in need and our goal is to help many more families. So our first and most important objective is to raise awareness of the charity and that we are here to help. We hope that everyone who attended last night’s event will help us achieve our goal by referring families to FTCT and distributing our information among their colleagues and staff.”
If you know a family that might benefit from receiving a grant from FTFC call on 0300-123-9002 or visit their website www.ftct.org.uk