Jeans for Genes Day 2016

This year we celebrated twenty one years of Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 23rd September! Thousands of our incredible supporters donned their denim and supported children who are living with a genetic disorder across the UK.

The theme for this year’s Jeans for Genes Day was Overdo it in Denim, double, triple, quadruple – we wanted to see the nation don their denim from head to toe! The nation truly overdid it in denim and helped to raise funds to provide the vital care and support services that children affected by genetic disorders and their families so urgently need.

We have been overwhelmed by the incredible photos posted online of you overdoing it in denim and to celebrate, here are just a few of you donning your denim on Jeans for Genes Day.

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Staff at Gap on Bond Street, London overdoing it in denim!
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Staff from Deep South Media, Bournemouth put their best feet forward!
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Design agency OPX, London and spaniel Lola overdo it in denim for Jeans for Genes Day!
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A sea of denim at the Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd offices in Essex
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Strong selfie from the team at Humphries Kirk in Poole
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Pupils from Yarrells School, Dorset
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Pupils from The Oaks Primary School in Bolton proudly wearing their jeans!
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Sixth form students at Huish Episcopi Academy, Langport
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Media make-up students from Bath College!

This year some of the money raised on Jeans for Genes Day will be going to Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs Foundation. Tay-Sachs is a genetic condition which causes irreparable damage to a child’s nervous system. Sadly, children with Tay-Sachs will have progressive deterioration of their mental and physical ability and will require 24 hour care.

A Jeans for Genes Day grant will fund the creation of an illustrated children’s book for the siblings of affected children to explain their brother or sister’s condition and why they will live much shorter life.

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Stanley Murphy who has Tay-Sachs

On behalf of all of the children and their families that we are able to support thanks to your kind generosity, we would like to say the biggest thank you to everyone who took part in Jeans for Genes Day 2016!

If you haven’t already paid your donation in, please visit our website to find out all of the ways you can donate!

P.S. If you haven’t had a chance to hold a Jeans for Genes Day yet, there is still time to sign-up for your free fundraising pack and overdo it in denim!

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