STUDENT actors are supporting Blue Day – and want every single person at the University of Portsmouth to do the same.
Those involved in the Not So Royal Variety Show, which takes place at the Kings Theatre in Southsea on April 5, will be fundraising ahead of our Blue Day bonanza, which takes place on May 6. They will be collecting donations from the cast, production crew and audience members at their performance.
They are urging all of the 21,000 students at the university and its staff and principals to get involved with fundraising.
Oliver Laurenson-Gore, who is helping to direct the show, said: ‘Blue Day is not only a lot of fun, but it is also a unique event because it is so connected to the area.
‘And it makes it a bit of an easier for people in Portsmouth who have cancer because they can see that they have the support of the whole city. I’m excited about getting involved with the event because it’s a chance to give something back to the community and I’m aiming to get every single student and staff member on board.’
The Kings Theatre is also supporting Blue Day and will be collecting donations in the foyer on the day. As always, all proceedings go to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust, run by the family of the football fanatic who died of teenage bone cancer, osteosarcoma, at his Southsea home in 2004.
His mum Adele, dad Clinton and sister Emma hope this year’s Blue Day will raise £25,000 for the trust which will be used to fund research into the disease.
For more information on the Not So Royal Variety Show visit notsoroyal.net.