Wear jeans, save lives


Staff from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the Learning Disability (LD CAMHS) Team in Wirral have been joined by staff from the Child Development Centre and health visitors based at St Catherine’s Health Centre in wearing their jeans to work today (Friday 20th September) in support of Jeans for Genes.  Even staff who have not been able to wear denim have been very generous in donating £2.00 each to this worthwhile cause.

Kath Ball, an administrator at Adcote House has made some delicious cakes to sell to colleagues to raise money for Jeans for Genes too.

The event, co-ordinated by Lesley Dougan, senior support worker for the LD CAMHS Team is for a cause close to Lesley’s heart.

Lesley said,” 1 in 25 children in the UK has a genetic disorder.  That means that 30,000 babies with a genetic disorder are born every year.  As a parent of a child with a genetic disorder, Neurofibromatosis, I know what a huge difference Jeans for Genes can make.  By wearing their Jeans and making a donation,  CWP CAMHS and LD CAMHS on Wirral and all the of the staff at Wirral’s Child Development Centre have done something amazing”

For more information about the work of Jeans for Genes click here or follow them on twitter @JeansforGenes

The final amount raised will be announced on the mymind twitter feed @mymindfeed

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