Posted 13th Dec 2018

Furniture Makers’ launches Christmas fundraising campaign

13th December 2018 - 13:30pm
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The Furniture Makers’ Company has unveiled its new Christmas fundraising campaign and is calling on the furnishing industry to sponsor a School Design Prize, which was launched in 2014 to raise awareness of the furnishing industry among school children.

The charity is asking companies and individuals to sponsor copies of school curriculum textbook Design of the 20 Century by Charlotte and Peter Fiell, which will be posted to schools with a certificate for design and technology teachers to present to their “most outstanding student”.

The students who receive the book are then put forward to a national competition and invited to exhibit at the annual Young Furniture Makers exhibition in October. This year, Furniture Makers’ is aiming to give 700 prizes to 350 schools in the UK.

“The government’s focus on growing the economy and raising productivity by increasing the number of people studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM – has meant a reduction in funding for the arts and fewer students being directed toward design and technology,” said Furniture Makers’ master Hayden Davies.

“For less than a festive evening out, you can help young people learn more about our dynamic industry by sponsoring a School Design Prize.”

Sponsor a School Design Prize:
Laura Garnett, head of fundraising: 020 7562 8527 |

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