Specsavers in Yate spent the day fundraising on Friday 22 September in aid of the national Jeans for Genes Day charity campaign.
The team at 19 North Walk raised over £100 for Genetic Disorders UK by making donations to wear jeans to work and holding a cake sale in store.
A word from the store director
Store director, Jane Morgan, said; ‘Jeans for Genes Day is a great opportunity to have some fun in store and raise money for a great cause. We were delighted to be funding the wonderful work of this charity and believe that the money raised will make a difference.
‘This year we strongly encouraged the local community to come along and get involved. Whether they were wearing jeans or not, it was lovely to see lots of people walking through the door and enjoying baked goods on the day.’
About Jeans for Genes Day
Jeans for Genes Day saw workplaces and schools across the country wearing jeans to raise awareness and money to support individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.
It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. 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.