Jean-ius idea for charity

Osgodby Jeans for Genes
Osgodby Jeans for Genes

DRESSING down in denim was the order of the day at Osgodby School as pupils and staff raised money for charity.

To take part in the non-uniform day everyone brought in coppers, which were used to create the logos of the two charities involved.

The school has supported Jeans for Genes day, which helps children with genetic disorders, for a number of years.

This year, they decided to share the day with Denim for Diabetes, which raises money for Diabetes UK.

The lengthy job of counting all the coppers fell to the older pupils and everyone was delighted to find out the grand total was £109.30, so £54.65 will go to each of the worthy causes.

This is the third charity event the school has held this term

The Macmillan coffee morning raised £500 and the harvest sale totalled £195, which has been shared between Action for Children and Costello Kids, which offers support to children with Costello Syndrome – a genetic disorder.

“We like to support a range of charities to give children a view of the wider world,” said headteacher Jill Fincham,

“The events not only raise money for the charities, but also awareness of the different conditions people have to live with.

“I would like to thank the children and their parents for continuing to give so generously.”