Make your Jeans for Genes Day to be a huge success. Our 'ten reasons’ will get everyone behind you.
We want to make sure you get the most out of your Jeans for Genes Day
so we listed some of our favourite fundraising ideas.
Decorate a batch of blue cupcakes or biscuits, stir up some blue lemonade and sell your blue treats.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Ask your toddlers to bring in their favourite teddy (dressed in denim, of course) and charge a small amount to take part.
Decorate your denim
Jeans for Genes Day buttons, glitter, pom poms. The more overdone the better!
Pin the tail on the denim donkey, pass the denim parcel, and not forgetting denim sack races!
Make a Denim Dolly
Visit our art and crafts web page to download your denim dolly template.
Make a clay double helix
Visit our arts and crafts web page to download your list of materials and instructions for making your very own clay double helix.
Denim puppet show
Put on a puppet show for your nursery, charging a small fee to watch, or get all the children involved by making their own denim-ised puppet and performing for their parents!
Collect spare change
Ask parents to collect it and try out one of these ideas at your nursery: make a mile of pennies, have a jar for each child and see who can fill it first or line it up around the classroom walls.
Get parents cooking
If you love cooking and eating, try a food-based event for parents like a coffee morning, afternoon tea, or charity lunch. You can charge for all the delicious food and drinks, or ask for an entry fee.
Denim summer fete
Why not host a social event for families at your nursery? Try a summer fete with games, cakes, tombola and a raffle, charging for each.
Denim sports day
For all the athletic types, why not set up some sporting challenges, such as the egg and spoon race, denim sack race or heel-to-toe race, and charge everyone to take part in the challenges? Award some denim-themed prizes to the winners!
Find a range of materials designed to help you run your Jeans for Genes Day including email templates, photos and logos, stickers, posters, collection bucket wraps and much more.
Download, save and print our arts and crafts ideas to help make
Jeans for Genes Day more interactive and fun for your pupils.
Print off this checklist, stick it to your desk - it will help you plan your Jeans for Genes Day!
Getting everyone on board is the key ingredient for your Jeans for Genes Day, so we’ve created this checklist to make sure your event is a roaring success. Plus, our website is packed full of advice, from tips on how to promote your Day to quirky fundraising ideas that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Before the Day:
Get a team together
Decide what extra fundraising activities you’re going to include and pull together a small team to help you. You can print extra posters and stickers from our website, and don’t forget to collect a supply of money bags from the bank.
Shout about our cause
Put up your posters, send out emails sharing information about the children we help, and create a press release to let local media know all about your nursery’s Jeans for Genes Day.
Your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts are brilliant tools to help spread the word. Remember to follow us too!
Don your denim and enjoy all the activities you have organised. Your spirit and enthusiasm will be infectious!
Use your collection box to encourage donations, and hand out stickers to everyone in denim to say a big thank you. Ask all adults to fill in the Gift Aid form, and place funds raised in money bags and store in a safe place.
Show us what you’ve been doing
Don’t forget to Tweet us and share your photos on Instagram! Make sure you use #JeansForGenes
After the Day:
Round it up
Make sure you collect any late payments and money raised by extra activities.
Make the payment
Bag up all the funds, complete your giro slip and ask every donating adult to fill in the Gift Aid form. Then take these to any branch of Barclays or most other high street banks and building societies. Or write a cheque for the total amount raised and post it to us.
You’ve just made a real difference to the lives of thousands of children in the UK living with genetic disorders. Display your Thank You certificate for all to see.
Taking part in Jeans for Genes Day is something to be proud of. The
more people you tell about your Jeans for Genes Day, the more people
will get involved and donate.
Shout about what you’re up to on Facebook and Twitter, send emails and stick up posters in your nursery.
Contact local newspapers, and radio and TV stations – they’re sure to
be interested and it’s a great way to spread the word in your
community. You can download press releases and more by clicking here.
Download and print off our template letter to parents
that will tell them all about Jeans for Genes Day. You can edit the
letter and add in your own information and the nursery's details.
It also helps to remind parents and carers to give the children a £1
to bring in. Remember, we're here to help you. You can call us on 020
Let your local media know what you're doing for Jeans for Genes Day. You can download our press release template or you can write your own.
Here are some tips to help you:
Every penny you give helps transform the lives of children affected by genetic disorders
Your donations will fund the care and support children, and their families need today.