Weston College students and staff wear jeans to raise vital money for gene research
By YouPR | Monday, October 08, 2012, 12:31
STUDENTS and staff at all Weston College campuses stepped out in jeans to raise money for Jeans for Genes Day on Friday (October 5th).
Jeans for Genes Weston College students and staff fundraise for vital gene research
Two years ago the Care and Early Years Department launched its support for Genetic Disorders UK which helps research and care for children affected by genetic problems.
This year the whole College backed the event and raised several hundred pounds.
Health and Social Care Co-ordinator, Sarah-Jane Lewis, said: "As part of our students' course we look at genetic problems in growth and it's very good for them to put their theory work into charitable support."
In the UK one baby in 25 is born with a genetic disorder, that's around 30,000 babies.
Although individually these disorders can be extremely rare, together they are the biggest killer of children aged fourteen and under.
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