A Blue Day debut for the University of Portsmouth

BLUE DO University library staff Michele Game, Deirdre Howell and Jeanette Hawkins. Picture: Sarah Standing (13819-5158)
BLUE DO University library staff Michele Game, Deirdre Howell and Jeanette Hawkins. Picture: Sarah Standing (13819-5158)

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AS NEWCOMERS to Blue Day, the University of Portsmouth Library is going all out and having a week-long fundraiser.

This is the first year that the library, on Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, has signed up to take part in Blue Day which is held in memory of Tom Prince.

Tom died of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in 2004 and his family set up the Tom Prince Cancer Trust in his memory.

For the past five years, schools and companies in Portsmouth have taken part in Blue Day by dressing in blue or having blue-themed events.

But this year, the University of Portsmouth Library is doing a range of activities over the course of the week leading up to Blue Day. Michele Game, library assistant and event organiser, said: ‘We have never done Blue Day before because my son suffered from the same type of cancer as Tom and it was a little bit too close to home. But, five years on, he is now like any other typical teenager and so I suggested that we should register and take part. We decided to have a Blue Week as many of the staff are part-time or work in the evenings and everyone wanted a chance to take part.

The university library will be having quizzes, a cake sale and will dress up in blue.

To take part in Blue Day on Friday, April 19, you need to register at tomprince.co.uk.

And you can now send a donation by text. Text TPCT13 with the amount you wish to donate to 70070