The Old Station Nursery, a local nursery located just off the Fairmile, participated in ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ on Friday 18th September.
Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK; a national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
The local nursery, which provides care for children aged 0-5 years, gave parents the option to bring their child into nursery wearing jeans for a small donation. Members of the nursery team also participated in ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ wearing their jeans to work.
Julie Crake, Nursery Manager at The Old Station Nursery Henley, commented, “We took part in Jeans for Genes Day in order to raise money for Genetic Disorders UK and to help contribute to the important work which they do on a daily basis. It is a fantastic way to raise money for charity because everyone is able to get involved easily.”
She continued, “We are incredibly thankful to all of our parents that contributed on Friday and helped us in supporting this very worthwhile charity. We raised a fantastic £108!”
Raising money and awareness for local as well as national charities is an important part of life at The Old Station Nursery. The nursery encourages all children to play a positive role in contributing to the wider community.
The nursery aims to help the children think about how everyone can really make a difference to local, national and global issues so that they too, believe that they can make a greater impact and difference in the local community and beyond.