NHS Trust celebrates Jeans for Genes Day


Staff from the Community Learning Disability Team and children from Ravenshall special school, Ravensthorpe joined forces to celebrate the 10th birthday of jeans for genes day.

Jeans for Genes is a national appeal where people are asked to forget the usual dress code, jump into their jeans and donate £2 to help children with genetic disorders.

The event was held at the Learning Disability Resource Centre, Cullingworth St, Dewsbury, where everyone enjoyed drinks and home made cakes. There was even a take-away cake delivery service for those who couldn’t attend the event!

Julie Lodge, from the children’s nursing team said, "We usually celebrate jeans for genes day every year to raise money to fund research into genetic disorders. Lots of the children we look after have rare genetic disorders."

"The children from Ravenshall special school had a fantastic time, I often work with them at their school so I thought it would be nice to invite them to the Resource Centre so they could join in the fun!"

"It was a great chance to raise the profile of this type of research and to let people come and visit the Learning Disability Resource Centre and see what we have to offer," Julie explains.

Among the guests were service user David Wright who has sanfilippo’s syndrome (a rare genetic disorder) and his uncle Gary who came along to support the event.

NHS Trust celebrates Jeans for Genes Day

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