Staff wear jeans to make a dif­fer­ence

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

21ST CEL­E­BRA­TION: Jenny Dar­ling­ton, phar­ma­cist Mar­i­lyn Walker, Jess Dob­son, Melvie Half­penny, Betty Robert­son, Ash­lee Eisel and An­gela Branch.

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