Thursday, September 10, 2015

Get Set For Jeans for Genes Day 2015 With SpongeBob SquarePants!

Jeans for Genes Day 2015 is very nearly here, and Nickelodeon megastar SpongeBob SquarePants, the official character ambassador for Jeans for Genes Day 2015, is helping everyone raise cash for Jeans for Genes Day this year!

SpongeBob recently paid a visit to Wetherby and Minors Nursery School to reward the pupils for their amazing hard work fundraising for the charity!

Minors Nursery is the largest EVER donating nursery and Wetherby has contributed loads over the last four years.

During the visit SpongeBob joined the kids in class and even had time for a kickabout on the playground!

Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday 18th September 2015! So make sure you get involved by wearing your favourite jeans to school or work and donating some cash!

Additionally, Jeans for Genes has launched a Sponge-tastic competition in which your school could be in with a chance of winning tonnes of amazing prizes just by telling Jeans for Genes your best SpongeBob joke! To enter simply email your joke to by Friday 16th October 2015!

Prizes include:

SpongeBob SquarePants 3-piece drum kit
SpongeBob SquarePants Ukulele x3
SpongeBob SquarePants 2-wheel scooter x2
Spongebob flyer side 1 SpongeBob flyer side 2

For the second year running world-famous SpongeBob SquarePants is the official character ambassador for Jeans for Genes Day! SpongeBob, along with Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Mr Krabs, Gary the Snail and Plankton are all donning their denims in aid of Jeans for Genes Day.

To celebrate Nickelodeon UK and Jeans for Genes Day's fantastic partnership, Jeans for Genes has created character key rings featuring SpongeBob, Patrick, Gary and Sandy in their jeans. These are available from the official Jeans for Genes Day website on a sale-or-return basis to sell at your school or workplace.

Jeans for Genes raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. There are more than 6,000 genetic disorders. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK - that's more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.

This year's Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday 18th September 2015 and is aiming to raise £2 million to provide vital care and support to children with genetic disorders. The day invites people of all ages to leave their suits and uniforms at home and wear their denim jeans to work or school in return for a donation which will help change the lives of children across the UK. It’s important that as many people as possible pitch in.

Jeans for Genes Day provides vital funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders. In 2014, 25 charities benefited from the funds raised on Jeans for Genes Day.

This year is the landmark 20th anniversary of the Jeans for Genes campaign! Since 1996, Jeans for Genes has raised over £40 million for children with genetic disorders!

To find out more about helping raise funds for Jeans for Genes Day, the work that Genetic Disorders UK performs to help families and how to register for your free fundraising pack, please visit the official website.

Are you ready, kids? Sign up at and do something extraordinary in jeans to celebrate 20 years of Jeans for Genes Day!

Watch this fun and easy to understand animation made by Genetic Disorders UK that will help you to understand the influence that genes have on our everyday lives, from the colour of our eyes to the way our body works, grows and develops:

Sources: The Official Jeans for Genes Blog, Fun Kids radio.