Celebs call on people in borough to join jean team

Jeans for Genes Day a fun excuse to wear your denim to school or work

JEAN TEAM: Some of the celebs backing this year's campaign

People in Gedling borough are being urged to dig out their denim and join the jean team as part of an annual fundraiser taking place across the UK next week.

Jeans for Genes Day, which takes place next Friday (September 21) raises money for children and families affected by life-altering genetic disorders.

Monies raise during the annual event funds the work of Genetic Disorders UK and provides grants to organisations for projects, day-to-day support, equipment, respite and events which bring together affected children and their families.

People across the borough are now being urged to sign up for a free fundraising pack, pull on a pair of jeans and make a small donation on the day.

Celebs supporting this year’s campaign include Peter Andre, Rochelle Humes and Kimberley Walsh

It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder, which means 30,000 babies and children are diagnosed in the UK every year. Whereas some disorders are apparent at birth, others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood.

Girls Aloud star Kimberly Walsh said she was really happy to be backing this year’s campaign

She said: “This charity campaign works so hard every year to raise money for the children living with genetic disorders and their families.

“Not only is Jeans for Genes Day a fun excuse to wear your denim to school or work, it is a great way to be a part of a greater community that wants to support these families, because of that I strongly encourage everyone to get involved with this incredible cause!”

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To sign up for your free fundraising pack visit https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/

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