Staff in Church of Ireland House, Belfast, cast aside their smart business wear in favour of their denims on Friday October 1 in support of the Jeans for Genes campaign.
This was the 15th anniversary of Jeans for Genes Day and by making a donation to wear their jeans to work, Church House staff will help improve life for children with genetic disorders
Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect one 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 killer of children aged 14 years and under
Jeans for Genes provides funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders. The charity also helps fund research into genetics and the development of effective treatments and cures.
A donation of just £2 in support of Genes for Jeans Day will help change a child’s life. Further information can be obtained on the Jeans for Genes Website www.jeansforgenes.com.