Jeanius!

PUBLISHED: 12:36 11 October 2007 | UPDATED: 12:57 04 May 2010

Photo: Helen Drake

Photo: Helen Drake

Pupils at Sutton school participated in Jeans for Genes Day on Friday and raised more than £400 for the charity that helps children with genetic disorders. Everyone taking part in the event wore jeans to school for the day. The pupils, staff and parents o

Pupils at Sutton school participated in Jeans for Genes Day on Friday and raised more than £400 for the charity that helps children with genetic disorders. Everyone taking part in the event wore jeans to school for the day. The pupils, staff and parents organised a cake stall which was open for business during an extended break.

The 12th Jeans for Genes Day planned to raise about £3million to be spent on research into the causes, treatments and cures for genetic disorders in children, as well as specialist nurses, respite care, information and holidays for families who are affected by inherited conditions. A genetic disorder can range from something easy to treat like a squint or a cleft lip to more challenging inherited conditions such as haemophilia, sickle cell and deafness.

Pictured in their jeans are Naill, Hannah, Ella, Naill, Jasmine, Jack, Zara and Daniel with teacher Rob Litten, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Photo: HELEN DRAKE 7910

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