Taree West Public School raised $535.60 for Children Medical Research Institute on Jeans for Genes Day

Support for research: Taree West Public School raised more than $500 for the Children's Medical Research Institute. Photo: Kylie Hinten.
Support for research: Taree West Public School raised more than $500 for the Children's Medical Research Institute. Photo: Kylie Hinten.

In a bid to raise funds for childhood genetic disorders research, Taree West Public School participated in Jeans for Genes Day on Friday, August 3.  

Students and staff came to school dressed in their favourite denim jeans for a gold coin donation. 

Their efforts resulted in $535.60 being raised for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). 

The school thanked Heather Bramble for organising the donation of Jeans for Genes Day t-shirts for students to wear.

Manning residents also had the opportunity to donate to the cause and purchase merchandise on the day at a stall in Taree Central.

The CMRI researches the prevention and treatment of genetic disorders, birth defects and other childhood diseases.

The organisation is determined to raise $25 million nationwide to build a new research centre.