Jeans for Genes Day, held this year on Friday 21st September is the annual fund-raising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.
There are around 6,000 genetic disorders and it is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year.
Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adolescence.
By supporting Jeans for Genes Day, you will:
Raise Jeans for Genes’ Profile
Taking part can help raise the profile of your community group. Publicise your fund-raising in your local newspaper, and on social media.
Once the jeans are on, there’s so much more you can do. From selling blue cupcakes and denim manicures to a gene-ius quiz, the more fun you have the more money you can raise.
By getting everyone to wear jeans you could help fund projects that provide nursing care, equipment, activity weekends, online support and counselling.
For your fundraising info, visit: www.jeansforgenesday.org