Jeans for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:19 11 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:17 12 May 2010

Greneway School

Greneway School

STUDENTS from Royston changed into their jeans for the day to raise money to help other children with genetic ­disorders. As part of the national Jeans for Genes Day, the children from Greneway and Roysia Middle Schools paid £1 to trade their uniform trou

Roysia School

STUDENTS from Royston changed into their jeans for the day to raise money to help other children with genetic ­disorders.

As part of the national Jeans for Genes Day, the children from Greneway and Roysia Middle Schools paid £1 to trade their uniform trousers and skirts for denim.

Pupils at Greneway raised £402 for the day which is organised by four national charities - Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, the PiA, the Society for MPS Diseases and the CGD Research Trust.

Roysia School raised £242, a school record.

School spokeswoman Elaine Stamford, said: "It was a fun day - everyone was in their jeans, and Year 8 organised a dance competition.

"The children are always very responsive to fund-raising initiatives like this, and who wouldn't want to wear their jeans to school or work?"

Jeans for Genes Day ­nationally aims to raise about £3million.

The organisation raises funds for research into serious genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, haemophilia, and sickle cell.

Money is also used to provide laboratory equipment and facilities, as well as valuable advice and support for families.

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