Get ready - Blue Day bonanza is almost upon us!

Staff across all the Co-op's in the city will be taking part in Blue Day on Friday 19th April.''Pictured is: (l-r) Tina Long, store manager at Winter Road Co-op, Glenn Davis, team leader and Sue Burden, daytime supervisor, inside the Co-op in Winter Road, Southsea.''Picture: Sarah Standing (131049-9442)
Staff across all the Co-op's in the city will be taking part in Blue Day on Friday 19th April.''Pictured is: (l-r) Tina Long, store manager at Winter Road Co-op, Glenn Davis, team leader and Sue Burden, daytime supervisor, inside the Co-op in Winter Road, Southsea.''Picture: Sarah Standing (131049-9442)
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THERE is just one day left until Portsmouth turns blue in support of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

The mammoth fundraiser, which takes place tomorrow, sees people from across the area host blue-themed events to raise cash for the charity.

And to add their support, every Co-operative store across Portsmouth will be supporting the event.

It means that little bit more to staff at the Winter Road store in Southsea, as they have got to know the family of Tom Prince, who shop there regularly.

Store manager Tina Long said: ‘We do take part every year because it’s a worthwhile charity. The family are local people.

‘We have done it for several years now.

‘I think it’s a fabulous idea to raise money.

‘Everybody gets involved and it brings the community together.’

Staff will be dressing in blue and organising games and a raffle.

‘I lost my father to cancer,’ added Tina.

‘So it’s really close to my heart. So many people are affected by it so anything we can do to raise money is so worthwhile.

‘It’s amazing – the family haven’t stopped. They are continuously doing things to raise money.’

Tom’s family want to hit a £1m target towards research into bone cancer osteosarcoma. Tom lost his battle with the disease a day before his 16th birthday.

To get involved, you need to register by visiting tomprince.co.uk.

The News will automatically be notified and you will be added to our roll of honour.

Alternatively, you can call (023) 9262 2131 and we can register through the website on your behalf.

The charity is now also taking text donations. Send a text to TPCT13 with the amount you wish to donate and then send it to 70070.

Click here for the Blue Day Roll of Honour and for details on how to donate