We’re thrilled to be taking part in Jeans for Genes Day 2017.
On Friday 22nd September Wrigley Claydon staff will shun their usual formal attire in place of everyone’s favourite clothing, a pair of jeans. By pledging a donation for the privilege of dressing-down for a day, our staff will be raising much needed funds for children with genetic disorders.
Wear jeans, change lives.
Jeans for Genes Day is all about raising money to help some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. Thanks to those taking part the lives of some children with life-altering genetic disorders will be transformed.
1 in 25 children in the UK is affected by a genetic disorder of some kind. Disorders can vary in severity and the limitations they cause. In fact there are over 6000 different genetic disorders.
Money raised through Jeans for Genes Day and other fundraising efforts are used in a variety of ways:
£250 funds a place for a weekend away for children who never meet others with their condition. These life-changing trips build self-esteem and awareness in young people affected by genetic disorders.
£500 pays for a walking frame or other equipment that gives much needed independence to a child whose mobility is limited by their genetic disorder.
£1000 contributes towards a specialist nurse who knows everything about a genetic condition. The nurse helps the child during long hospital stays and families who cope at home.
At Wrigley Claydon we like to support many charities. One way we do this is by promoting charitable giving in Wills via Remember a Charity of with we are members. Our Trusts, Wills and Probate team can offer expert advice about including a charity or good cause in your Will and how this may help alleviate inheritance tax fees. Statistics show most people don’t automatically think about charitable giving in Wills but when it is suggested, most are happy to do so.