This year’s Jeans for Genes Day took place on Friday 19th September, as part of a national campaign to raise £2 million to provide care and support to children with genetic disorders.
In just a few hours our denim deliberations had raised £49.20, but the fundraising didn’t stop there – our partners generously match-funded the amount to achieve a total of £98.40 to help children like Billy, seen here.
This will pay for a specialist support worker to handle four parent telephone calls, or for parents to attend 2 support days which helps with the problems their children face.
There are more than 6,000 genetic disorders and 1 in 25 children in the UK are born with one - that's around 30,000 babies every year and in 2014, 25 charities will benefit from the funds raised.
2014 Celebrity campaign supporters included, Comedian Keith Lemon, Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh and Catherine Tyldesley, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, Footballer Fabrice Muamba, fashion designer Coleen Rooney and Katie Price.
Marketing Manager, Debbie Connolly said:
“I’m very proud of the fact that, once again, everyone at QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby supports this important campaign – and who would have thought that our jeans could be put to such good use? It’s wonderful to know that we’re actually making a real difference to children and their families, whose lives are made so difficult with genetic disorders.”