It's Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 18th September and the children at Whitings Hill are being encouraged to wear their jeans to school on that day and donate £1 to the Jeans for Genes charity. This is a great way to bring the whole school together and raise money for children with genetic disorders.
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders and 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. Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adulthood.
The money raised by organisations and schools on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children and families affected by genetic disorders