RAP Jeans for Genes Day

Students and staff at RAP celebrated ‘Jeans for Genes’ day on Friday 23rd September 2022. Most students wore jeans and donated £1 from their  commendations to raise money to help children and families affected by genetic disorders.

It was a fantastic morning and a positive way for our students and staff to raise awareness for the charity Genetic Disorders UK. As a school we managed to raise £25 which is a brilliant effort and well done to all who contributed.

Who are Genetic Disorders UK? 

Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity that aims to support individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. They provide information, help people share their experiences and raise money to support those struggling.  

What is an example of a genetic disorder?

There are over 6,000 known genetic disorders, with only 600 known to be treated. Examples of a genetic disorder include:

  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Downs syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy

Why is Jeans for Genes Day important? 

Around one in 25 children are affected by a genetic disorder, with 30,000 babies and children newly diagnosed in the UK each year. While some genetic disorders are apparent at birth, others are diagnosed at different stages, sometimes into adulthood.

Jeans for Genes Day is an easy way to raise awareness around genetic disorders, educating children and adults alike. Plus, it’s an opportunity for everyone to donate to an important cause and support suffering children.