Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.
Your Jeans for Genes Day donations could help make a difference to half a million UK children with a life-altering genetic disorder.
Jeans for Genes Day helps to raise funds by encouraging people to wear their jeans to school/work in exchange for a small donation.
You can get your school or workplace involved by signing up at https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/sign-up for your free fundraising pack.
Put your jeans on and help us transform the lives of children with Ectodermal Dysplasia.
The money raised provides vital care and support for thousands of children living with genetic disorders.
The ED Society are part of the Jeans for Genes 50/50 income share scheme. This means we will receive half the proceeds from a Jeans for Genes Day event provided the school or workplace has been encouraged to take part by one of our members.
All the school or workplace have to do is select the ED Society’s name at the bottom of the Jeans for Genes Day registration page.
How the scheme works:
First, approach your local nursery, primary school, secondary school or workplace to see if they will hold a Jeans for Genes Day. Then speak with the key member of staff who organises charitable fundraising, to explain that
• you are supporting the initiative to fundraise for the ED Society and
• should the school hold a Jeans for Genes Day, half the money raised will support the ED Society’s families and half will support all those affected by a genetic disorder in the UK.
They will need to sign up on the website or over the phone and select The ED Society as the benefiting charity. (You do need to be brand new supporters and cannot already have supported Jeans for Genes within the past 2 years).
When this has been done, the school or workplace will be flagged on the database as being recruited by the ED Society. This means that the system will automatically allocate 50% of the income raised by the school or workplace to the ED Society.
Once the school or workplace confirm to you that they have signed up to hold a Jeans for Genes Day, you should inform the ED Society, so we can also keep a record of the schools and workplaces that have recruited us.