26 September 2017

Staff and pupils arrived at school on Friday 22nd September 2017 sporting their jeans with school uniform for charity. Everyone was invited to wear jeans, double denim or triple denim by Miss Catterall, Head of IT and Computing, who organised the Jeans for Genes event. The national fundraiser raises money to transform the lives of children with life-altering genetic disorders. 

"It is a charity very close to my heart," said Miss Catterall. "My 8 year old niece has Idic 15, a rare chromosome disorder, which means that not only does she have severe learning difficulties but she is registered disabled as well. Every penny raised really does count."

The Jeans for Genes charity help disorder-specific charities and patient groups to deliver inspiring projects and support services for children affected by a genetic disorder in the UK. The monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day provide grants for day-to-day support, equipment, nursing and patient support services, and events which bring together affected children and their families. 

This is the fourth year that the event has run in school and so far the total amount raised from the event is £414.70.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has supported the event over the past few years, all donations really do make a difference," said Miss Catterall.