Harpenden charity AT society urge people to get involved with Jeans for Genes day

PUBLISHED: 17:25 17 September 2015

The AT society are urging people to wear jeans tomorrow (Friday)

The AT society are urging people to wear jeans tomorrow (Friday)

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A Harpenden charity is urging residents to dig out their denim for Jeans for Genes day tomorrow (Friday).

The AT society are urging people to wear jeans tomorrow (Friday)The AT society are urging people to wear jeans tomorrow (Friday)

The A-T Society will receive a much needed £7,500 grant following the event, which asks people to sport jeans for the day and raise money for genetic disorder charities.

It supports families with a rare genetic life-limiting condition called Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), which sees those living with the condition wheelchair dependent by the age of 10 with a life expectancy of around 26.

The grant will partially fund an extra pair of hands to help family support co-ordinator Kay Atkins.

Kay is the only person in the UK with in-depth knowledge of the health, education and other needs of families living with A-T.

The charity’s chief executive, William David, said: “Jeans for Genes helped us to invest in the future with a grant to recruit a part-time family support coordinator.

“It’s reassuring to know Kay’s experience can be shared, ensuring continuity of care for the families who live every day with this devastating genetic condition.”

Visit jeans for genes day and AT society for more info.

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