Friday the 18th September saw the return of Jeans for Genes Day. This was the second year the team here at The Travel Visa Company has taken part in this charity fundraising event. The idea behind the day is simple. Wear a pair of jeans and donate to charity.
We managed to raise £21.70 over the duration of the day! The money we helped raise goes towards helping children and their families who have, and are affected by, genetic disorders.
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 known genetic
disorders currently being treated in the UK. It has been estimated that one in 25 children are affected by a genetic disorder and around 30,000 babies are newly diagnosed each year which is why donating to Genetic Disorders UK is so important.
Jeans for Genes has had massive
support since the organisations creation in 1992 and has raised over £35 million! The charity has been supported by a huge range of different celebrities and famous figures including Kate Moss, Warwick Davis, Fabrice Muamba and Kate Garraway.
Overall, the Travel Visa Company team had a brilliant day raising money for a brilliant cause!
To find out more about this charity you can visit the Jeans for Genes official website at: http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/
To donate, go to: http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/donate/
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