Students don denim to raise more than £200 for genetic disorders charity

Fatimoh Popoola, Gloria Osho and Jack Bugeja, all aged 16, promote Jeans for Genes day

Fatimoh Popoola, Gloria Osho and Jack Bugeja, all aged 16, promote Jeans for Genes day - Credit: Archant

Students showed their charitable side by donning denim in support of national fundraising day for children with genetic disorders.

Sixth-formers at Jo Richardson Community School, Gale Street, Dagenham, wore denim to classes on Friday, Septmber 20, in support of Jeans For Genes day — raising £205.

The nationwide fundraising day, which collects money for Genetic Disorders UK, is backed by celebrities including Harry Styles and former Spice Girl Mel C. .

September 20, with Vanna Malia Barker, 16, said: “Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK and we have some students who are affected by such conditions at our school. We need to help make a stand.”

Teacher Kala Boller said it was “vital” to encourage young people to “see different and understand that making a financial contribution is only the tip of the iceberg”.


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Genetic disorders affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK, according to the charity, equal to more than 30,000 babies each year.

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