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Cedar ditch the suits for denim in support of Jeans for Genes Day

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On Friday 22 September, as part of Cedar’s Fun & Fundraising initiative, all Cedar employees wore jeans to work and raised £110 for ‘Jeans for Genes day’.

The annual national fundraising event raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with 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.

Sporting our various garments, shades, styles and varieties of denim, the team took part in a ‘Jeans for Genes’ competition for the most amount of denim sported at once. Move over Justin and Britney, there is a new denim queen in town. Shenelle Thompson, Head of Internal Operations Support reigned victorious and claimed her ‘Jeans for Genes’ trophy for her quadruple denim ensemble.

We threw away our pens and paper and had a denim themed e-mail quiz. The first person who responded with the correct answer won a point for their team.  There were denim conundrums, denim sing-songs and game changers! Teams: Daisy Dukes, Stonewash and Boyfriend battled ferociously but it was team Dungarees that triumphed in the Denim War.

The Great British Bake Off inspired our ‘Denim’ clad gingerbread men. Although delicious, and maybe not so nutritious, they went down a treat with a few denim stained teeth on display post consumption.