Last week, our pupils took part in a fundraising event for Jeans for Genes Day. This special day helps to raise money in support of children with life-altering genetic disorders. As part of The White Horse Federation family, we are passionate about improving outcomes for children, and we are delighted to support such a worthwhile cause.
To celebrate Jeans for Genes Day, children and staff at Zouch Academy wore jeans and non-school uniform, with a £1 donation from each person going toward this fantastic cause.
Although, individually, genetic disorders are rare, there are around 600 different variations. When combined together, they are the biggest killer of children under the age of 15. An estimated one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder, and 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year.
The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day is donated to Genetic Disorder UK, a registered charity that strives to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. They use the donations to fund their work and provide grants to organisations for projects that assist children with a genetic disorder.
Examples of the provisions funded by Jeans for Genes Day include specialist nursing care, summer camps, and theatre productions featuring multi-sensory activities.
Mr Williams, Assistant Principal and Teacher, said: "Thank you to everyone at Zouch who supported this event."
We all share this sentiment and would like to pass on our gratitude to everyone who took part for their hard work and generosity, which really made it a special and successful event.