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Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 20th September 2019

11th September 2018

 Dear Parents/Carers

 Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 20th September 2019

Dartford Science and Technology College will be taking part in this year’s Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 20th September 2019.


Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, a charity that aims to transform the lives of children with rare and complex genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or sickle cell anaemia.  Funds raised provide vital care and support for thousands of children with these conditions and each of your £1 donations will help to buy special equipment like a specialist wheelchair or frame, nursing and care services or give respite care such as weekends away for both the children and their families.


Genetic disorders affect 1 in 25 children in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies born each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death in children aged 14 and under.


Taking part in Jeans for Genes Day means we could all make a real difference to affected children’s lives by helping fund the care and support they really need.


Staff and students are invited to wear their jeans (no ripped jeans) & other own clothes on Friday 20th September to help Jeans for Genes Day reach its target of £2.5million.  We’d like everyone to take part so please send your child into school on the day wearing their jeans or denim piece of clothing with a £1 donation either in cash or paid through ParentPay.


Just a polite reminder about non-school uniform days, all students must be appropriately dressed – no bare shoulders, no bare midriffs and no short skirts or shorts. They also need usual equipment to learn as the day is like any other with respect to learning.


If you’d like to know more about Jeans for Genes Day and how our support will help, you can visit their website at www.jeansforgenesday.org.



Yours sincerely



Joanna Donegan-Edwards

Assistant Vice Principal


Letter to Parents