SOME will be dressing up in blue, others will be simply wearing their Pompey shirt with pride.
But a sandwich shop is going that little bit further for our Blue Day fundraiser – by offering blue mayonnaise for customers who make a donation.
Andre Guedeney, manager of La Croissanterie, in Osborne Road, Southsea, decided he wanted to get involved in our annual fundraiser, but wanted to do something a little quirky.
‘I heard about it a few years ago and last year we took part in the Big Blue Walk,’ said Andre, who will be dressing up along with other members of staff to mark Blue Day on Friday, April 20.
‘After the event last year we thought we would do something.
‘We are quite renowned for our own mayonnaise so we thought why not make it blue for the day?’
Blue Day is a now an annual event which sees people from the city and across the area take part in blue-themed events to raise money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
The sandwich shop will be decorated with blue balloons and a bucket will be available for customers to make donations on the day.
Andre said: ‘With it being a local charity, my heart goes out to them. It’s something that I have got a lot of time for. The family are so passionate about it.
‘It’s so inspiring to see someone who goes out of their way to do so much. I’m looking forward to it, I can’t wait. It should be good fun.’
This is the sixth Blue Day and as before, all proceeds will go straight to the trust, which is run by Tom’s family.
It was set up by his mum Adele, dad Clinton, and sister Emma shortly after Tom’s death at his Southsea home in 2004 from bone cancer osteosarcoma.
The Prince family want to raise £1m for research into the rare form of cancer.
They have raised £664,000 to date – £174,000 of which has come from the five previous Blue Days.
· To find out more about Blue Day and to download a poster check out our Blue Day section