Statistics from Jeans for Genes Day

  • Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. Funds raised will go towards providing the vital care and support they urgently need.
  • 1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder - that's more than 30,000 babies diagnosed each year
  • This year there are 20 charities benefitting from the funds raised on Jeans for Genes Day
  • Jeans for Genes Day has raised over £40million in its first 20 years
  • Currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day

 

Sebastian Evans case study

It took seven years for Alison Evans to get the correct diagnosis for her son – instead of autism and learning delays he had the genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome. This occurs when there is a change or mutation in the Fragile X gene (FMR1 gene).

Alex and Sam Wilson case study

At six months old, Sarah Wilson first suspected something was wrong with her identical twins. Holding the twins upright on her lap she noticed the boys were unable to bear any weight. Instead of putting their feet down the twins both bent their knees up.