Myaware Receives Genetic Disorders Grant

Myaware is celebrating after receiving the news they will be given a grant from Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that organises the annual fundraising day, Jeans for Genes. This donation, received from funds raised on the day, will be used to fund activities for the Kids Weekend.

Rita Goldthorp said: "This grant is wonderful news. It means we can fund the Kids Weekend."

Genetic Disorders UK's Jeans for Genes Day, is an annual fundraising event when school children and office workers wear their jeans in exchange for a donation to the charity. Although individually genetic disorders are rare, together they affect 1 in 25 children. This means that more than 30,000 babies each year are born in the UK with a genetic condition. Sadly, genetic disorders and their associated health problems mean that they are the biggest cause of death in children aged 14 years and under. Funds from Jeans for Genes Day are granted to specialised charities to provide care and support for children affected by genetic disorders. This year, Jeans for Genes Day will be held on Friday 23rd September.

Caroline Harding, CEO of Genetic Disorders UK said: "We are delighted to be helping myaware support children with myasthenia. Our grant programme is open to all UK support groups and registered charities who work to improve the lives of children and families affected by genetic disorders. In 2016, 22 charities will benefit from the funds raised by the public on Jeans for Genes Day."