Today is Jeans for Genes Day 2018!
The annual fundraising campaign is supported by some of Britain’s most famous celebrity faces including Kimberley Walsh, Una Healy, Conor Maynard, Rochelle Humes, Peter Andre, Jamie Lomas, Montana Brown, Jess Wright, Kelly Knox, Hayley Hasselhof, Felicity Hayward, Charlotte De Carle, Frankie Gaff, Ashley James, Michael Dapaah, Candice Brown, Tallia Storm and more.
Jeans for Genes Day raises money for children and families affected by life-altering genetic disorders. Money raised on Jeans for Genes Day 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.
Every year the Jeans for Genes Day campaign encourages people to sign up for a free fundraising pack, pull on a pair of jeans and make a small donation on the day.
The charity launched its 2018 campaign with the reveal of a new limited-edition t-shirt following the 10th year of the Jeans for Genes t-shirt design competition. Designed by Chunchen Liu, a talented fashion designer and master’s Illustration student at Kingston University, the design was selected by the Jeans for Genes fashion panel and the queen of style Kate Moss, following the competition with Kingston School of Art. The t-shirt is available for the first time in both a men’s and women’s style and is now available for £20 online from the Jeans for Genes website,
Talking about being involved in the campaign, Kimberly Walsh said: “I am really happy to be part of a fantastic charity campaign that 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!”
Conor Maynard commented: “I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Jeans for Genes Day campaign as it is a fantastic cause that is continuously helping to transform the lives of children living with genetic disorders across the UK. It is such a fun day for communities to be involved in across the country so please show your support by wearing your favourite pair of jeans and donating on Friday 21st September.”
It is estimated one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder, which means 30,000 babies and children are diagnosed in the UK every year. You can help generate awareness and funds to help support them and their families.
To sign up for your free fundraising pack visit www.jeansforgenesday.org/