Inclusive Skating is celebrating a grant from Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity which organises the annual fundraising Jeans for Genes Day.
Jeans for Genes Day is a nation-wide fundraising event which encourages schools and workplaces to wear jeans in exchange for a donation, to support children with genetic disorders across the country.
This year the event will be held on Friday 22 September, and Inclusive Skating has been named as one of the partner organisations which can be selected to receive 50% funds raised on the registration of an event.
For Inclusive Skating, money raised from the day will be used to fund the Inclusive Skating for Genes British Championships.
Inclusive Skating are a charitable organisation which co-ordinate between various disability groups and spread awareness of impaired skating.
Founder of the group and NISA Coach Margarita Sweeney-Baird said: “This grant is wonderful news. It means we can fund the first ever Ice Skating event specially for children with genetic disorders.
“Having the opportunity to take part in a beautiful sport like ice skating means so much to the children and gives them great joy.
“The look of amazement and pride in the faces of their friends and families when they see what the Inclusive Skaters can do is inspirational.
“Genetic Disorders UK’s Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fundraising event when school children and office workers wear their jeans in exchange for a donation.
“Although individually genetic disorders are rare, together they affect 1 in 25 children. This means
that more than 30,000 babies each year are born in the UK with a genetic condition.
“Sadly, genetic disorders and their associated health problems mean that they are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.
“Funds from Jeans for Genes Day are granted to specialised charities to provide care and support for children affected by genetic disorders.
Caroline Harding, the CEO of Genetic Disorders UK said: “We are delighted to be helping Inclusive
Skating support all children with genetic disorders.
“Our grant programme is open to all UK support groups and registered charities who work to improve the lives of children and families affected by genetic disorders.”
The National Ice Skating Association has already signed up to support Jeans for Genes Day and Inclusive Skating - will you?
Dig out your favourite denim and register here, remember to select Inclusive Skating as a partner to ensure they recieve 50% of funds raised.