Staff wear jeans to make a difference
LAST Friday the Mundubbera Guardian staff swapped their usual uniforms for blue jeans to celebrate 21 years of Jeans for Genes Day.
This wasn’t the only celebration in store on the day. Valued customer and friend of all the staff, Melvie Halfpenny celebrated being 21 again (her 70th birthday) by cutting the celebration cake in store.
“We asked Mrs Halfpenny to come in store on the morning to cut our celebration cake and surprised her with a gift and cupcakes to enjoy with her family,” pharmacist Marilyn Walker said.
“Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and a range of genetic disorders,” she said.
Money raised on the day helps scientists at the Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
21ST CELEBRATION: Jenny Darlington, pharmacist Marilyn Walker, Jess Dobson, Melvie Halfpenny, Betty Robertson, Ashlee Eisel and Angela Branch.