Dress down for charity

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LEAVE your suits and uniforms at home and slip into a pair of jeans for the day to boost a children’s charity.

That’s the call to Hucknall and Bulwell people from the organisers of the annual Jeans For Genes Day, which raises millions of pounds to fund research into severe genetic disorders that affect youngsters.

The idea is that those taking part make a donation for the privilege of dressing down in a pair of jeans.

The fundraiser, which is being held next Friday (October 7), has received backing from celebrities such as Christine Bleakley and Stacey Solomon. But the charity wants as many local businesses and schools as possible to take part.

The initiative, which has raised more than £36 million, is run by the Genetic Disorders UK organisation.

Estimates suggest one in every 25 UK children is affected by a genetic disorder.