Local students raise money for Jeans for Genes

07 October 2015
Students and staff at Central Sussex College put on a dazzling display of denim recently raising over £170 for Jeans for Genes day 2015.

A group of denim-clad Level 1 Media students led the way at the College’s Crawley campus, composing a series of tweets shared via the College’s main Twitter account to raise awareness of the charity and to encourage fellow students to donate.

The students’ tweets were favourited and retweeted by a range of individuals including Jeans for Genes themselves, and provided the group with a lesson in the power and immediacy of social media, supporting their in-class work.

At the College’s Sixth Form Haywards Heath campus, the Student Executive held a ‘pick n mix’ stall in aid of the charity, raising an impressive £90.

Donation boxes where placed at various locations at both campuses, generating an additional £83.53, bringing the overall total to £173.53.

Jeans for Genes aims to change the world for children living with genetic disorders. Genetic disorders affect 1 in 33 children born in the UK – the equivalent of around one in every class of school children.

The money raised by Central Sussex College will help the charity fund care and support for children and their families, as well as research into the causes and cures of these conditions.