UTTOXETER chiropractors are set to swap their uniforms for jeans in a bid to raise money for charity.
Staff at Uttoxeter Chiropractic Clinic, in High Street, will be holding a Jeans for Genes Day on Saturday in a bid to raise money for the charity of the same day.
To raise the vital funds, all the staff will show up on the day donning their favourite pair of jeans.
The idea behind Jeans for Genes Day originated in Dorset in the 1990s by two brothers who had chronic granulomatus disorder (CGD), a life-threatening condition which affects the body’s immune system.
The boys’ family knew that The Chronic Granulomatus Disorder Society wanted to support and care for children with the condition but was in need of extra funds.
So they started fund-raising for the charity with an auction of promises in their local area which raised £7,000.
Inspired by this initial success, the family came up with the idea of holding a Jeans for Genes Day, in a bid to continue to raise more money for the charity which had supported them.
It is now a national UK campaign which raises money to change the world for children with all types of genetic disorders, not just those with CGD.
Millions of people across the UK make a donation to wear their jeans to work or school in a bid to raise funds.
The money they raise helps to fund valuable care and support that children and families are in desperate need of today.