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Celebrities lend their support for Jeans for Genes Day 2018

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Monday, 17th September 2018

Celebrities lend their support for Jeans for Genes Day 2018

Genetic Disorders UK has announced the launch of its 2018 Jeans for Genes Day, supported by some of Britain's most famous celebrity faces including Kimberley Walsh, Una Healy, Conor Maynard, Rochelle Humes, Peter Andre and more.

Jeans for Genes Day, which will take place on Friday 21st September 2018, raises money for children and families affected by life-altering genetic disorders. 

Monies raised on the day funds the work of Genetic Disorders UK, and provides grants to organisations for projects, day-to-day support, equipment, respite and events which bring together affected children and their families.

It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder – which means 30,000 babies and children are diagnosed in the UK every year.

Every year, the Jeans for Genes Day campaign encourages people to sign up for a free fundraising pack, pull on a pair of jeans and make a small donation on the day.

The charity launched its 2018 campaign with the revel of a new limited-edition t-shirt, following the 10th year of the Jeans for Genes t-shirt design competition.

Designed by Chunchen Liu, a talented fashion designer and master's Illustration student at Kingston University, the design was selected by the Jeans for Genes fashion panel and the queen of style, Kate Moss.

Jeans for Genes has also enlisted some of Britain's most famous celebrities to support the campaign and to help raise money for the children affected by the genetic disorders.

Kimberley Walsh said: 'I am really happy to be part of a fantastic charity campaign that works so hard every year to raise money for the children living with genetic disorders and their families.

'Not only is Jeans for Genes Day a fun excuse to wear your denim to school or work, it is a great way to be part of a greater community that wants to support these families, because of that I strongly encourage everyone to get involved with this incredible cause.'

Conor Maynard, commented: 'It is such a fun day for communities to be involved in across the country so please show your support by wearing your favourite pair of jeans and donating on Friday 21st September.

To sign up for your free Jeans for Genes Day day fundraising pack please visit this website.