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Dancers ready for their first Blue Day

Astract Dance in North End are taking part in Blue Day . Front L-R  Evie Bramall 4, Evie-Mae Collings 3, Roxy Jeffries 4, Lillie Davies 4, Back L-R Sian Goddard 20, Lily Powell 3, Hollie Gerrie 4, Bella Dimond 3, Georgina King 4, Fleur Kafourous-Smith 4, Millie Dickens 3,  Amber Leigh 23  Picture: Paul Jacobs (141279-1)

Astract Dance in North End are taking part in Blue Day . Front L-R Evie Bramall 4, Evie-Mae Collings 3, Roxy Jeffries 4, Lillie Davies 4, Back L-R Sian Goddard 20, Lily Powell 3, Hollie Gerrie 4, Bella Dimond 3, Georgina King 4, Fleur Kafourous-Smith 4, Millie Dickens 3, Amber Leigh 23 Picture: Paul Jacobs (141279-1)

THEY love everything to with dancing and on Friday a dance school will be showing their passion for charity and helping the community.

Abstract Dance and Performing Arts in North End, Portsmouth, will support Blue Day for the first time this year.

The dance school will raise money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust by wearing onesies for their classes.

Principal Amber Leigh Mitchell said she was looking forward to the day.

‘I’m excited to be taking part in Blue Day this year,’ she said.

‘It’s a big community day and I feel privileged that we can take part and help raise money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. It should be a lot of fun.’

Blue Day is on Friday and will see businesses and schools in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas turn blue to raise money.

The annual fundraiser was started by Adele and Clinton Prince, the parents of Tom Prince who died in 2004 from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma. Tom died on the eve of his 16th birthday.

In his memory, his parents set up the Tom Prince Cancer Trust with the aim to raise £1m.

To help reach this target, they decided to hold Blue Day with the first being in 2008 when Pompey reached the FA Cup semi-final.

Since then, the city has turned blue before Pompey’s last home game.

Amber added: ‘This is the first year we are taking part in Blue Day and it was something I wanted to do.

‘We decided to show our support because cancer affects lots of people and if any of our children or their families were affected by it, we would support them.

‘So, it’s important we show our support to Blue Day too.

‘We have explained to the children why we do it and they are looking forward to it.’

For more information or to register for Blue Day visit portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day

 

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