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Pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School don their denim in support of Jeans for Genes

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 September 2020

With 1 in 25 children - roughly one in every class - having a genetic disorder, the school was keen to take part in the initiative. Picture: Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School

With 1 in 25 children - roughly one in every class - having a genetic disorder, the school was keen to take part in the initiative. Picture: Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School

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Pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School donned their denim last week to support Jeans for Genes.

Pupils from Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School donned their denim last week to support Jeans for Genes Day, the biggest annual fundraising campaign for Genetics Disorders UK. Picture: Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary SchoolPupils from Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School donned their denim last week to support Jeans for Genes Day, the biggest annual fundraising campaign for Genetics Disorders UK. Picture: Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School

The annual campaign raises money for Genetics Disorders UK, which supports those affected by such disorders.

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With one in 25 children – the equivalent of one in each class – having a genetic disorder, the school in Forest Road, Barkingside, felt it was important to get involved.

Acting headteacher Lisa West said: “Although individually, genetic disorders are rare, together they are the biggest killer of children aged 14 and under, and I am very proud to make a donation to this incredible charity on behalf of the WIJPS community.”

Beyond raising £126 for an important cause, pupils were able to learn more about a number of life-changing genetic conditions, of which there are 6,000 in total.

Now in its 25th year, Jeans for Genes Day has raised more than £45 million during this period.


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