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PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 September 2016

A building society is promoting SpongeBob square-pants key rings to its customers in support of children born with genetic disorders.

The Leeds Building Society branch in High Street, Barkingside, will be offering the charity’s key rings for a suggested donation of two pounds.

“It’s absolutely brilliant to have Leeds Building Society get behind the campaign and showcase this year’s official Jeans for Genes Day merchandise,” said Caroline Harding, chief Executive of genetic disorders UK.

“One in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder – that’s more than 30,000 babies diagnosed each year, which is staggering.

“Funds raised through sales of the key rings will go to the vital care and support they urgently need.”

Sunil Bhardwaj, Leeds Building Society’s Barkingside assistant manager, said: “It’s terrific news that we are continuing our long-standing and successful relationship with the Jeans for Genes charity.

“We are confident the key rings will prove popular with our customers in Barkingside throughout September.”

The key rings will be available from the branch until September 30.

Jeans For Genes Day 2016 will take place on Friday, September 23.

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