4 August 2021

Tyro gets behind Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes is one of Australia’s oldest and most beloved charity days supporting vital research to find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and life-threatening metabolic disorders.

The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CIMR) relies on the money raised by Jeans for Genes day, and other community fundraising, to keep its labs open and, for nearly 27 years, Australians have seen the streets awash with denim, with volunteers out in force to sell merchandise and collect donations.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, these volunteer locations have had to be scaled back or shut entirely. Those that do operate need to remain COVID-safe, and so contactless payments are essential.

Recognising that charities have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic Tyro is very pleased to be working with the CMRI and providing 50 terminals at no upfront cost.

Tyro CEO Robbie Cooke commented: “We are delighted to be working with CMRI and supporting Jeans for Genes Day, which so many Australians love to get involved with every year. The accelerated move toward contactless payments has fundamentally disrupted the way that charities fundraise with fewer options for cash-based collections. We are very pleased that they have chosen Tyro as their payments partner so they can focus on their important day jobs.”

More information about Jeans for Genes Day is available here.