19 September 2014
Stylish staff raise funds for Jeans for Genes
Staff at Gerrards Cross based law firm, B P Collins LLP, abandoned work attire today (19 September) as they took part in the annual Jeans for Genes Day celebrations, raising money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders.
In exchange for a donation, employees of the Gerrards Cross law firm were allowed to leave their suits and uniforms at home and wear their finest denim apparel in support of the national charity.
Samantha Howe, marketing manager, commented: "Each year our staff enjoy supporting this worthwhile charity and really get into the spirit of the day. I was delighted to award some stylish dressers extra points for breaking the conventional denim mould and swapping their blue hues for classic white and colourful mulberry."
This year, staff at B P Collins raised a total of £250 towards this year’s Jeans for Genes Day target of £2 million.
Having raised £35 million since the charity began in 1996 Genetic Disorders UK aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect one in 25 children born in the UK - that's more than 30,000 babies each year. Jeans for Genes Day provides funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders through a grant programme.