College Wears Jeans for Genes
Students and Staff from Doncaster College took part in
Jeans for Genes Day.
They were asked to discard their normal attire and wear denim
for the day in return for a £1 donation to the Genetic Disorders UK
After donning their straight cuts, boot cuts, jeggings, skinnys
and 'Daisy Dukes', a substantial sum of nearly £350 was raised.
Particular mentions must go to the Students and Staff from the
Academies of Wellbeing, Commercial Enterprise and Students Union
who raised a good proportion of the final sum.
Sarah Stevenson, World Taekwondo Champion and Olympic Athlete,
was on hand to show off her jeans too!
Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and
aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders.
Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they
affect one in 25 children born in the UK - that's more than 30,000
babies each year.
Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are
the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.
Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fundraising event and will take
place on Friday 4th October next year.