Can you believe that this annual fundraising event is now in it’s 22nd year? Run by the charity Genetic Disorders UK (http://www.geneticdisordersuk.org/), it has become hugely popular with many workplaces, schools and communities taking part. Always held on the penultimate Friday in September, this year’s Jeans for Genes day is to be held on Friday 21st September 2018.
The idea is simple. You donate a small amount of money on the day so that you can wear your jeans to work or school. Since 1992, when the first Jeans for Genes charity day was held, more than £35 million have been raised.
The Genetic Disorders charity distribute the money raised through a grant programme where projects, groups and services that benefit children affected by a genetic disorder can apply for funds. If you’d like to find out more about how the money raised has helped children and their families visit their website page: https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/our-work
Genetic disorders affect 1 in 25 people in the UK. This means that around 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed every year. Because of their associated health problems, genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death for children aged under 14. However, not all genetic disorders are apparent when a baby is born, they can be diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood and can even go undetected into adulthood.
So, what’s new for this years Jeans for Genes day? Well this year the theme is to wear as much denim as you possibly can! Ignore the double denim fashion faux pas, or the don’t accessorise your denim with denim accessories, be bold, be brave and go denim!
If you’ve only ever worn a denim jacket or a pair of designer jeans like Edwin Jeans, here’s a few top tips to get you that whole embracing denim look.
If you have a favourite pair of jeans you’re planning on wearing make sure they’re washed and ready for Friday and if you have a denim shirt then that’s a must as well. Don’t worry about it not matching your jeans, for this special fundraising event the fashion police will not be on your case.
With those two staples in the bag even if you don’t have anything else that’s denim in your wardrobe, your denim on denim look will be fantastic.
However, if you fancy donning yet more denim then why not visit a charity shop to see what they have in stock. If you’re lucky you’ll find denim shoes, denim hair ties, denim hats, and even denim handbags!
If you can’t find any of these bits and pieces, why not buy a second-hand denim shirt and use this to create some great denim accessories. If you’re handy with a par of scissors and a needle and thread, you’ll soon be able to whip up a bag, bracelets, ties and even hair bobbles.
Good luck for Friday and we hope you enjoy your denim on denim look with abandoned freedom for this year’s Jeans for Genes day!