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