IT WAS a friendship that inspired Alison Wright and her exercise class to support Blue Day.
Alison, an instructor of Fit 4 Fun, was friends with Emma Prince – the sister of Tom Prince who died in 2004 of a rare form of bone cancer.
Hearing Emma’s story and her family’s determination to raise £1m for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust inspired Alison to take part in Blue Day.
Her Fit 4 Fun Thursday Ladies class have been supporting Blue Day for four years and will be supporting it again on May 2.
Alison said: ‘We support Blue Day every year because I used to work with Emma and basically we want to support the charity.
‘We are a community class and we like to support them. It’s a very worthy cause.
‘The ladies are very charitable and we’ve made Blue Day an annual thing.’
The ladies will be dressing in blue like all businesses and schools that take part in the annual fundraiser.
Tom Prince, 15, was a big Pompey fan and when Pompey reached the FA Cup semi-final in 2008, his parents Adele and Clinton started Blue Day in aid of the charity set up in his name.
Alison added: ‘We all dress in blue for the class and we have blue balloons.
‘The girls make donations and I donate a portion of the class fee to the charity.
‘We also have a small raffle to make an event of it. It’s always a lot of fun.’
For more information on Blue Day, visit portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day