“The Footwear Industry Trust
helped me beyond what any
words can express”

Elaine, Stockport

How we help your staff

The Footwear Industry Trust has been helping those in need in the footwear community since 1836 and today our pledge is as relevant as ever. With your support the footwear industry can continue to be a shining example not only of a great place to work but of a community that cares about and supports its members for life.

Here are some ways that you can help…

Promote us

Put simply, we can’t make a difference if people don’t know we’re here. That’s why we rely on employers like you to help us reach out to all corners of the footwear community - people who need our support as well as people who want to get involved and support us. We have fantastic info packs available full of eye-catching information about who we are and all the fantastic work we do. Post them in your common areas or hand out to staff! And we are always interested to hear of any ideas of how we can work with your employees. Just get in touch and let us know your ideas.

Corporate fundraising events

The FIT is all about fostering a sense of community and belonging in our industry. Fundraising events are a great way of doing this, bringing employees together and forging connections - all while helping those in our community who have fallen on hard times. Why not download one of our fundraising packs and let your employees know that you want to play your part in the wider footwear community?

Corporate support

We could not continue the work we do without the ongoing support of our corporate partners. We would love to talk to you about ways in which we can partner up to further your corporate goals and our pledge to help those in need from the footwear community.

Refer an employee

Let’s not forget what we’re here for. If you are aware of an employee in your company who has fallen on hard times be it through bereavement, spiralling costs or illness, don’t hesitate to put them in touch with us. We are experienced at working with people with all manner of difficulties.

Around the community

On 10th September, FIT Trustee Mark Jeffery is running the Great North Run.
The FIT board of trustees were out in force at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane, to celebrate the Annual Drapers Footwear Awards.
Footwear Friends have undergone a complete rebrand to reaffirm their position as the heart of the footwear trade.
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