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Recycling for Jeans for Genes

Joining forces to raise money for Jeans for Genes: Claudette Hough and Mary Williams from the Maclean Patchwork group with The Coffee Club’s Michelle Worley (centre). Image: Lynne Mowbray.
The Coffee Club in Grafton’s Shoppingworld has gone all out once again for Jeans for Genes Day this year. Jeans for Genes is a national event which is aimed at supporting the work of Children’s Medical Research Institute which researches into genetic defects and childhood diseases. For the last few years, The Coffee Club franchisee Michelle Worley has decorated her shop with decorated, recycled jeans to help ‘eliminate the war on waste’, whilst raising awareness and money for the cause. This year the Maclean Patchwork group set up a stall nearby to help add a bit of TLC and extra life to second hand jeans, then reselling the newly decorated recycled jeans, with all proceeds going to Jeans for Genes. Ms Worley said that they will continue to raise money for the cause, until the end of the month.