In good news, SHA can celebrate this month after receiving the news we will be given a grant from Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that organises the annual fundraising day, Jeans for Genes Day.

Genetic Disorders UK’s Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fundraising event when school children and office workers wear their jeans in exchange for a donation, and this year, a portion of those donations will be going to SHA. This year Jeans for Genes Day will be held on Friday 22 September.

Caroline Harding, the CEO of Genetic Disorders UK said: “We are delighted to be helping Scottish Huntington’s Association support children impacted by HD. Our grant programme is open to all UK support groups and registered charities who work to improve the lives of children and families affected by genetic disorders. In 2016, 21 charities will benefit from the funds raised by the public on Jeans for Genes Day.”