Got any plans for Friday? Time to get out your favourite pair of jeans and show your support Jeans for Genes!
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders found so far.
This means that 1 in 25 children are affected by a genetic disorder. and therefore 30,000 babies and children are diagnosed in the UK each year.
Whilst some genetic disorders are apparent at birth, many others are diagnosed at different stages of a child’s life. Some circumstances, even later into adulthood.
£50 pays for a parent to attend a support day where they’ll get the advice and guidance they need to care for their disabled child.
All money raised for Jeans for Genes Day provide grants towards day-to-day support, equipment, nursing and patient support services, and events which bring together affected children and their families.
Did You Know?
We all have 25,000 genes?
It takes just one fault to cause a catastrophic error for a child to be blind, confined to a wheelchair or living a life in chronic pain.
£350 will pay for a child with a genetic disorder to spend a weekend away with other children like them, supported by trained medical staff.
Join Mollie King, Amanda Holden, Rachel Riley and Romesh Ranganathan in wearing limited edition apparel and personalisable jeans by Lands End.
£750 pays will pay for a specialist nurse to care for a child with a genetic disorder after a bone marrow transplant.
10 Reasons To Get Involved:
- It’s fun and simple to organise.
- Jeans for Genes offer a whole range of free kits to download for different ages.
- It’s a great way to bring a company or classroom together.
- Genetic disorders, although are rare – they are the biggest killer of children under the age of 14.
- Charity and community work looks good for your Ofsted report.
- Wearing jeans and having some fun in the office or class is a great way to set the mood for the week ahead.
- You will be helping the 1 in 25 children in the UK who has a genetic disorder.
- It’s great publicity for your school or workplace in your local paper.
- It creates motivational, friendly fundraising competition between classes, year groups or even local schools.
- You get the satisfaction that you’ve made a real difference to children who need your help!
£2,000 will pay for a specialist nurse to support families affected by genetic disorders.