FTCT Celebrates 160 Years Supporting Fashion & Textiles Employees
Guests included representatives from the retail and manufacturing industries, including Jenny Holloway (Fashion Enter / FashionCapital), Steve Rowe (M&S), Liza Webb (Jaeger), as well as MP’s and charities including Gingerbread, Turn2Us and Buttle UK. Top representatives from trade organisations including UKFT and the British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush, were also present, alongside FTCT stakeholders and beneficiaries.
(Image right: Gerald Dickens and his wife Elizabeth with Lord Stone)
Meg Lustman, CEO Hobbs, Chair of Trustees and Anna Pangbourne, FTCT Director, outlined plans to double the amount of children FTCT support by 2019.
Meg Lustman commented, “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.”
(Image left: Meg Lustman (Hobbs & Chair of FTCT Trustees) Jenny Holloway (Fashion Enter) Linda Laderman (Laderman PR) and Jill Haines (FTCT)
Speakers on the night also included Lord Stone and Louise May, senior HR advisor, Boden Leicester, who spoke about her personal experience of referring staff to FTCT.
The charity wishes to hear from employers and employees who can help refer families within the industry, who are experiencing financial difficulties. In particular those affected by the changes at BHS and Austin Reed, who may need help during this difficult time.
(Image right: Kate Hills (Make it British) with Jenny Holloway (Fashion Enter)