Can’t wear jeans to work? Or wear them all the time? There’s no reason why you can’t be part of Jeans for Genes Day.
Jeans are a great reminder of the ‘genes’ that you’re raising money for. But we know that for some of you they’re not appropriate for the office – or you wear nothing but! We’ve got ideas of how you can get involved, whatever your denim dilemma.
We can’t wear jeans
- Keep it simple and ask everyone to come in wearing something blue – socks, a blue tie, scarf or blue nail varnish.
- Set up a nail bar at your desk and charge a fee for painting your colleagues nails denim blue.
- Sponsor the boss to staff the phones, serve on the till or make the tea.
- Organise a ‘guess the baby’ competition with a difference. Ask your team to bring in photos of their parents or children. Charge an entry fee, decide on a prize for the most right answers and see if you can spot who’s related to who.
- Organise a drinks trolley. Charge a fee for Friday afternoon ‘gene & tonics’ or a ‘blue jean’ cocktail.
- Hold a Jeanius Quiz. As an alternative to prizes you could raffle off treats instead: a duvet day or a 2 hour lunch break.
- Hold a denim themed bake sale. Think jean-clad gingerbread men, denim doughnuts or blueberry muffins.
We wear jeans every day!
- Try double-denim! Or even triple denim!
- Dress up your jeans with a theme. Be cowboys, rock stars, or lumberjacks and farmhands – the professions that wore jeans first!
- Even if you always wear jeans you can proudly show your support with a stylish limited edition t-shirt.
- Have a bad taste day and team your jeans with a jacket with shoulder pads, a satin shirt or a Hawaiian holiday shirt!
- Go all out and make it fancy dress.
- Put the entire management team up for auction and the highest bidders get them to work as their PAs for the Day.