Jeans for Genes Day has become an important charitable tradition at QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby. We've followed the charity's 2016 fundraising mantra by 'Overdoing it in Denim' and sporting our favourite jeans to work!
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders and it's estimated that one in 25 children is affected, which means 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year.
The national campaign raises vital income to help children affected by these conditions and with famous supporters like comedian Warwick Davis, model Kate Moss and our very own Queen, Jeans for Genes Day is gathering momentum year on year.
Jeans for Genes tell us the funds raised will pay for one of the following benefits: -
- £25 - 1 hour of specialist telephone advisefor parents - caring for a child with a genetic disorder.
- £50 - a parent can attend a support day, where they'll get the advice and guidance they need to care for their disabled child.
- £100 - an affected child can enjoy an adaptive sports session and build confidence and friendships with others.
- £350 - a child can spend a weekend away with others like them, supported by trained medical staff.
- £1,000 - the creation of a book to support children with severely disable siblings, many of whom sadly die young.
Marketing Manager, Debbie Connolly said: -
“Jeans for Genes Day is a great idea, it puts the 'fun' into fundraising and allows us to wear something different in the workplace for a change! It's important to get involved, when you consider what these children have to deal with it makes you realise how fortunate you are and how the income raised can change lives. "
Check out our Facebook page for all the photos of us 'Overdoing it in Denim'!
To find out more about the charity Jeans for Genes, why not visit the charity's website now.