Lord Stone of Blackheath hosted a reception at the House of Lords last Thursday celebrating the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust‘s more than 160 years of successful work. Prominent guests such as Steve Rowe from M&S, British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush and Liza Webb from Jaeger were present at the event, as well as top representatives from trade organisations including UKFT.
Meg Lustman, CEO Hobbs, Chair of Trustees and Anna Pangbourne, FTCT Director, outlined plans to double the amount of children supported by the charity by 2019. 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 the event will help us achieve our goal by referring families to FTCT and distributing our information among their colleagues and staff.”