For their first charity fundraising event of the year, the Junior School took part in the annual Jeans for Genes day on Friday 22 September. Pupils were invited to leave their usual school uniforms at home and to wear jeans instead, with their PE shirts and hoodies to complete the look. Jeans for Genes is organised by Genetic Disorders UK to help disorder-specific charities and patient groups to deliver inspiring projects and support services for children affected by a genetic disorder in the UK.
The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day provides grants for day-to-day support, equipment, nursing and patient support services, as well as events which bring together affected children and their families. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. For further information about their work please visit www.jeansforgenesday.org/
Thanks to your generous donations we raised over £130.