Isle of Man Post Office staff swapped the lower part of their business attire for smart jeans on Jeans for Genes Day, September 23, and raised a generous amount of money for the genetic disorder charity.
Post Office staff also brought in an assortment of sweet and savoury foods on the day, which were then sold to help raise additional funds for the charity. The activities raised a grand total of £224.31p.
Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. 1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder – that amounts to more than 30,000 babies born each year.
Sarah Read, Isle of Man Post Sponsorship Committee Chairman said:
'Jeans for Genes Day does so much good work for children with genetic disorders therefore the decision to raise funds to support their all-important work was easy. The team here at the Post Office is always ready to support and take part in fundraising activities. The donation buckets filled up fast on the day and it was easy to drum up staff enthusiasm for the initiative which the Post Office is a regular supporter of.'
Isle of Man Post Office Sponsorship Committee aims to support a variety of local initiatives throughout the year and is always keen to hear from individuals and organisations looking for support which it may be able to help with.
Please visit https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/ to find out more about Jeans for Genes Day.