Jeans for Genes Day 2016


The college will be taking part in this event this year on Friday September 23rd.

Students will be allowed to wear jeans and trainers and a top of their choice if they make a donation of £1 to the Jeans for Genes appeal. 

NOTE: Student are not allowed to wear leggings, tracksuit bottoms, combats, shorts or jeggings – the point of the day is to raise awareness as well as money so it must be Jeans!  .

Ten reasons to do Jeans for Genes Day

Make Jeans for Genes Day a huge success.  Our 'ten reasons’ will get everyone behind you.

  1. It’s fun and simple to organise. All you need to do is ask everyone to wear their jeans and make a donation
  2. Charity and community work looks good for your Ofsted report
  3. 1 in 25 children in the UK has a genetic disorder
  4. It’s great publicity for your school in your local paper
  5. £750 pays will pay for a specialist nurse to care for a child with a genetic disorder after a bone marrow transplant
  6. The kids will think it’s great, but it won’t disrupt the school day
  7. Our interactive educational materials are curriculum-relevant and will educate and engage children in science lessons, PSHE and assembly
  8. Jeans for Genes Day encourages understanding and acceptance of the differences between us and the jeans the children wear are a reminder of the genes they're raising money for
  9. It creates motivational, friendly fundraising competition between classes, year groups or even local schools
  10. Jeans for Genes Day supports very small charities get their voices heard, and helps them to provide vital services for families living with rare conditions.

How far will your donation go?

Every penny you give helps transform the lives of children affected by genetic disorders

Your donations will fund the care and support children, and their families need today.

  • £10 will pay for 60 minutes of specialist telephone advice for parents caring for a child with severe neurological genetic conditions.  
  • £50 will pay for a mother to attend a support day, giving her the help she needs to care for an extremely rare and profoundly disabling genetic condition.
  • £100 will help fund an educational booklet, helping teachers to maximise opportunities available to children with inherited learning disabilities.
  • £350 will pay for a child with a genetic disorder to spend a weekend away with other children like them, supported by trained medical staff.  
  • £1,000 will help fund a film for teenagers with a life limiting condition, helping them to come to terms with, and encouraging them to begin to take responsibility for, their condition.
  • £1,300 will give a child who has lost the ability to speak access to a Tobii Eye Gaze machine, so that they can communicate with their eyes.
  • £2,000 will pay for a specialist nurse to support families affected by genetic disorders.