Staff at in the busy sales support centre of Imperial Car Supermarkets will be leaving their suits at home and wearing their jeans on Jeans for Genes Day 2015 which takes place on Friday 18th September.
Staff at the head office in Southampton will be making a donation of £2 each to wear their jeans on the Day.
We all inherit a range of talents, skills and personality traits through our genes – they’re part of what makes us who we are. But 1 in 25 children also inherit a genetic disorder that makes their life very difficult. By pulling on a pair of jeans and doing something extraordinary in denim, we will be helping to fund the vital care and support services that transform their lives.
Jeans for Genes Day invites everyone across the UK, from nurseries and schools to companies and individuals, to wear their jeans for the Day in return for a small donation.
Free fundraising kits are available at jeansforgenesday.org or by calling 0800 980 4800.
Notes to editors
· Jeans for Genes Day 2015 takes place on Friday 18th September
· Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. Funds raised will go to the vital care and support they urgently need.
·1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder - that's more than 30,000 babies diagnosed each year.
· There are more than 6,000 genetic disorders