Specsavers in Clevedon spent the day fundraising on Friday 21 September in aid of the national Jeans for Genes Day charity campaign.
Staff from Specsavers in The Triangle ditched their uniform for the day and made donations to wear jeans to work, raising funds for Genetic Disorders UK.
A word from the store director
Store director, Emma Perrigo, said: ‘Jeans for Genes is a great opportunity to have some fun in store and raise money for a great cause. We were delighted to support the wonderful work of this charity by doing something so simple. The community were really supportive, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to our lovely, generous and loyal customers.’
Workplaces and schools across the country got involved by wearing jeans to raise awareness and money to support individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.
There are more than half a million people in the UK currently suffering from a genetic disorder and thousands of babies and children are newly diagnosed every year. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder.