Yes it Jeans for Genes Day and this year it falls on the 20th September so we will be breaking out those old denim jeans in support of this worthy charity.
Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders.
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. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.
Ask your colleagues at work or the children at school to wear their jeans for the Day and make a donation.
The idea of Jeans for Genes Day originated in Dorset in the early 1990s. Two local brothers inspired a fundraising day that’s now one of the best known – and loved – charity events in the UK.
Where it all began
The brothers had chronic granulomatus disorder (CGD), a life-threatening condition which affects the body’s immune system.
The boys’ family knew that The Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Society wanted to support and care for children with the condition.
So they started fundraising for the charity with an ‘auction of promises’ in their local area which raised £7,000.
Inspired by this initial success, the family came up with the idea of Jeans for Genes Day.
Jeans for Genes Day
Jeans for Genes Day is now a national UK campaign which raises money to change the world for children with all types of genetic disorders, not just those with CGD.
Millions of people across the UK make a donation to wear their jeans to work or school. The money they raise helps to fund valuable care and support that children and families need today.
AlphaBiolabs will once again be supporting Jeans for Jeans day and we will be posting our pictures of the Alpha team in their tatty jeans on our Facebook page for the whole world to see.