About Jeans for Genes Day

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 1 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

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day is our annual fundraising event and takes place on Friday 19th September 2014. Ask your colleagues at work or the children at school to wear their jeans for the Day and make a donation. Click here to sign up for a FREE fundraising pack.

How your money helps

How your money helps

Jeans for Genes Day provides funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders through our grant programme. Each year we offer funding to a range of charities. Visit www.geneticdisordersuk.org/grantprogramme/ to find out more.

Watch our films

Watch our films

If you have ever wondered what a genetic disorder is or how having a genetic disorder might affect a child's life, then watch these wonderful 4 minute films made by some very special children. Be prepared to be moved and inspired!

Genetic disorders

Genetic disorders

Genetic disorders are caused by an alteration in DNA. This may mean that either a gene or several genes are missing, repeated or in the wrong order. Altered genes can affect a child's senses, movement, ability to learn or appearance. Read about some of the different types of genetic disorders that affect children

Educational resources for schools

Educational resources for schools

It's our mission to raise awareness and promote understanding of what it means to be affected by a genetic disorder. One of the ways we do this is by offering free educational resources to schools. Visit www.jeansforgenesday.org/schools to see our range of films and classroom activities.

Grant programme

Grant programme

The Jeans for Genes Day grant programme is open to registered UK charities working to support children and families affected by genetic disorders.  Find out more about the application process for funding from Jeans for Genes Day.

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