Mounties staff take part in Jeans for Genes Day

Casual for a cause: Mounties staff will don their denim for this year's Jeans for Genes Day.

Casual for a cause: Mounties staff will don their denim for this year's Jeans for Genes Day.

THE staff at Mounties will trade in their work attire for denim when they take part in this year's Jeans for Genes Day.

The event, on August 1, will have staff joining about two million other Australians in wearing their jeans to work in a bid to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and other genetic disorders.

But this year, Mounties will be adding a twist to the usual donation process.

As well as collecting money from all participants, the team will be walking around looking to fine a fashion crime and charging anyone who hasn't worn denim.

Mounties will also host a special jeans-themed Funked Up Friday dance party with a guest DJ.

It will put collection tins at the Terrace Bar on the night so members and guests can donate.

Mounties group president Kevin Ingram said he was looking forward to the day.

"Getting involved in Jeans for Genes Day is a great way for Mounties to join with the wider Australian community and show our support for the Children's Medical Research Institute," he said.

"Our goal is $5000 and we're encouraging all staff members to get involved.

"We hope staff involvement will encourage Mounties members to put a donation in the tins around the club and help give more sick children a fighting chance."

Jeans for Genes Day is an annual event held on the first Friday of August. Every dollar raised goes to helping scientists at the Children's Medical Research Institute find treatments and cures.

Details: mounties.com.au.

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