Jeans for Genes Day success at Trawden primary school

Youngsters at a Trawden primary school had a fabulous time swopping their uniforms for denim.

Sunday, 29th September 2013, 12:00 pm
Pupils dressed in denim during 'Jeans For Genes Day' at Trawden Forest Primary School. Photo Ben Parsons

Pupils from Trawden Forest Primary School took part in this year’s Jeans for Genes Day by spending time learning about genetic disorders and raising money for Genetic Disorders UK. The fund-raisers collected £80.

Acting headteacher Clair Clark said: “Our school council delivered an assembly to children at Trawden Forest Primary School to encourage them to support Jeans for Genes – who help children with genetic disorders and their families.

“We encourage our children to support others in need and the children felt that the charity was worth supporting.

“Most of the children and staff wore denim jeans for the day and some children even wore double denim!”

Celebrities backing this year’s event included pop sensation Melanie C, Coronation Street beauty Michelle Keegan, and Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson.

There are more than 6,000 recognised genetic disorders and many more that have yet to be given a name. They affect one in 25 children born in the UK.

Some of the more familiar genetic conditions include Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anaemia,Huntington’s Disease, Haemophilia and Osteogenesis Imperfecta or Brittle Bone Disease.