On Friday 19 September, the team at Specsavers in Yate will be supporting Genetic Disorders UK in their annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ awareness campaign.
If you would like to pop by the store and show your support staff will be donning denim and collecting voluntary donations.
‘We’re proud to be supporting Genetics Disorders UK this year,’ says Jane Morgan, store director at Specsavers, Yate. ‘Many may not realise that genetic disorders actually affect 30,000 babies each year in the UK, so it’s important that we do our bit in raising awareness of this fantastic cause.’
Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect one in 25 children born in the UK. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.
The money raised by organisations and schools on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children and families affected by genetic disorders.