School’s denim day to support ‘amazing’ Rubi

Ruby-Jo Saunderson, front-centre, suffers a with a rare genetic disorder. Her fellow pupils are helping to raise money by holding a Jeans for Genes day at their school Killamarsh Infants

Ruby-Jo Saunderson, front-centre, suffers a with a rare genetic disorder. Her fellow pupils are helping to raise money by holding a Jeans for Genes day at their school Killamarsh Infants

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CLASSMATES of a little girl with a life-threatening genetic disorder pulled on their jeans to support her.

Rubi Saunderson, who turns seven today, and is from Killamarsh, is one of only five people in the country to have the condition.

It meant she was born with breathing and feeding difficulties and when she started mainstream school she was unable to walk or talk.

She has now come on in leaps and bounds at Killamarsh Infant School, which took part in Jeans for Genes yesterday.

The £91 raised will boost the charity and SOFT UK, which supports people with Trisomy 18.

Julia Daine, headteacher, said: “We all had a fantastic time and are 100 per cent behind Rubi.

“She has made lots of progress and continues to amaze us.”

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