Learners don denim for charity

October 9, 2012 2:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A GROUP of learners have been donning their best denim to raise money for charity.

Staff and learners at LRC Training in Llanelli, took part in Jeans for Genes day yesterday, swapping their usual attire for jeans to raise money for the charity — Genetic Disorders UK.

The group consists of more than 100 adults and youngsters looking to learn new skills to find employment.

At the event yesterday they raised a total of £45 for the charity, which helps change the lives of children suffering from genetic disorders.

The organisation helps provide work experience, training and learning opportunities for unemployed adults across South and West Wales.

Commercial liaison officer Elinor Jones said: “It went really well. Everyone took part.

“We didn’t pressure learners into contributing but everyone gave what they wanted to give. The staff have also contributed.”

She said the group held a different charity event every month, and had the idea to take part in Jeans for Genes day after a recent Wrong Trousers fundraiser.

Next month they will be holding a Wear Pink day to raise money for breast cancer support.