If you are based in the North of England we have some charity places available for this year's Great North Run taking place on 8th September 2019. The min fundraising target is £350 and you will be supported by our events team every step of the way.
We are a registered charity called Genetic Disorders UK with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. While individual genetic disorders are rare, it is thought that there are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day. It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million children and adults are living with a genetic disorder.
Our mission is to be the leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups that support them, by bringing together everyone’s combined experience in a place it can be shared.
Genetic Disorders UK is run by a small team that also organises the annual Jeans for Genes Day fundraising event.