Jeans for charity
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
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.
You may also want to watch:
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?"
- 1 Ex-footballers set for charity match to raise money for hospital cardiology department
- 2 Motorhome and car involved in A505 crash
- 3 Hotel on Duxford IWM site given go-ahead after council re-vote
- 4 Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing staycation
- 5 Defibrillators: How you could save a life
- 6 Ski trip interest 'peaks' at Melbourn Village College
- 7 PM set to announce postponement of lockdown easing today
- 8 Royston arson: Police renew appeal after flats fire
- 9 Do you think 'Freedom Day' should go ahead on June 21?
- 10 Sign up to village duathlon and raise funds for Home-Start
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.