On Friday 18th September the school will be supporting the national Jeans for Genes initiative and inviting all of our pupils to come to school wearing their jeans. We will be requesting a voluntary contribution of just £1 per child in order to raise a significant sum for a very worthwhile cause.
Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies each year. The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders. The Jeans for Genes initiative enables an annual grant programme that is open to all UK support groups and charities caring for children with genetic disorders.
Resources are developed to make pupils more aware and empathetic of the difficult lives that other children lead.
Funds raised go directly to Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity dedicated to supporting families affected by genetic disorders. If you would like to find out more about Jeans for Genes then please visit the website www.jeansforgenesday.org/