Weston College don denim for Genes day

Weston College don denim for Genes day

Wearing blue jeans helped fund raising students collect more than £100 for Jeans for Genes Day at Weston College.

Staff and students from the Care and Early Learning Department swapped their usual clothes for blue jeans to raise £105 for the national charity which helps fund research and care for children with genetic disorders.

Health and social care co-ordinator Sarah-Jane Lewis said: “They did so well for a brilliant cause. “It’s important students contribute to charity projects and they learned about the effects of genetic disorders.”

In the UK one baby in 25 is born with a genetic disorder. Although individually these disorders can be extremely rare, together they are the biggest killer of children aged fourteen and under.
This year is the charity’s 15th anniversary and to date it has raised £35 million to help change the lives of children with genetic disorders.