Jeans on for charity

Wigan Warriors players Dominic Crosby, back left, and Tom Spencer, back right, chose this piece as the winning display, highlighting gene disorders, made by health and social care students
Wigan Warriors players Dominic Crosby, back left, and Tom Spencer, back right, chose this piece as the winning display, highlighting gene disorders, made by health and social care students
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WIGAN has been showing its support for Jeans for Genes day.

Staff and students at Wigan and Leigh College as well as well as workers at the Galleries in the town centre have all been getting behind the annual event.

The charity raises funds for Genetics Disorders UK and each year on Jeans for Genes day they urge people up and down Britain to don their jeans to take part in various fund-raisers.

At the college, Wigan Warriors players Dom Crosby and Tom Spencer, chose a winner from an artistic display highlighting gene disorders, made by health and social care students.

The group took part in a competition for Genes for Jeans day while staff and students made donations for wearing jeans and held a raffle to raise funds for the charity at the Parsons Walk campus.

Meanwhile, over at the Galleries shopping centre staff donated £2 to wear their jeans to work.

Centre director Richard Paxton said: “The Galleries are proud supporters of the Jeans for Genes campaign.

“It is such an easy, efficient way of raising funds for Genetic Disorders Uk, the charity that aims to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

“We have supported Jeans for Genes day for a number of years as our staff are delighted to take part.”