Blackwater College Raises Funds On Jeans For Genes Day

BLACKWATER Integrated College made a human DNA strand to raise funds for Jeans for Genes Day.

Pupils at Blackwater Integrated College swapped their uniforms on Friday 20 September. The students made donations in order to wear their jeans to school, as well as creating a human DNA strand in the playground.

Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

Genetic disorders affect 1 in 25 children in the UK, which is more than 30,000 babies born each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 and under.

Jeans for Genes Day invited everyone across the UK, from nurseries and schools to companies, to wear their jeans for the Day in return for a donation. Funds raised provide vital care and support for thousands of children with genetic disorders.

Blackwater Integrated College Principal Dr Olwyn Griffith said: “Jeans for Genes is a really worthy cause; genetic disorders affect some of our student body as well as our staff, so we are delighted to support the charity and the fantastic work they do in supporting people both within our own community and further afield, and helping to raise awareness.”