Dressing down for Jeans for Genes Day

Wednesday October 10th 2007

Nikki, Audra, David and Helen wear their jeans on Jeans for Genes Day at Church of Ireland House.Staff at Church of Ireland House had an excuse to dress down on Friday October 5 when the donned their jeans for ‘Jeans for Genes’ Day.

The annual campaign urges everyone to make an impression on the lives of children with genetic disorders simply by wearing their jeans and donating £2.

Proceeds will help seven national charities:- Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, The Primary Immunodeficiency Association,The Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust, The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases, The Sickle Cell Society, The National Deaf Children’s Society, The Fragile X Society.

In the UK, one baby in every 33 is born with a genetic disorder or birth defect.  So far, Jeans for Genes has raised over £27 million to fund ground-breaking medical research and family support services for children diagnosed with genetic conditions.

Staff at Church of Ireland House raised £50 through their efforts.

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