Jeans for Genes Day is celebrating its 20th year of fundraising for children with genetic disorders on Friday 18th September 2015.
The charity is encouraging secondary schools to register to take part as soon as the Autumn term starts and to participate in what promises to be the biggest and best Jeans for Genes Day since the event first started.
Schools can sign up via the website and will receive free educational materials tailored to key stages 3 and 4 including toolkits, assembly and fundraising ideas and event check lists.
Since 1996, secondary schools have played a large part in raising money for Jeans for Genes and almost 5,000 secondary schools have organised a Jeans for Genes Day event.
The charity’s top fundraising secondary schools are Calday Grange Grammar School on the Wirral, who donated over £25,000, Fields Grammar School in Lisburn, Co Antrim, who have donated over £20,000 and Imberhorne school in East Grinstead who have donated over £19,000.
Jeans for Genes Day has been raising funds to help children affected by some of the most serious and life-threatening genetic disorders. Over the last 20 years, a sea of denim has swept across the UK as the British public have helped raise over £40million.
For more information for schools and to register, please visit www.jeansforgenesday.org or call 0800 980 4800.