Hovering in blue

Gomer Junior School pupil Ally White (9) sporting a blue mohican  to raise money for Blue Day 2012

Gomer Junior School pupil Ally White (9) sporting a blue mohican to raise money for Blue Day 2012

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Hovertravel Ltd, Southsea, Portsmouth:

STAFF marked the Blue Day fun dressed as smurfs.

The army of workers in blue paint and white trousers were out in force collecting donations from the public.

Padnell Infant School, Padnell Avenue, Cowplain:

Going like hot cakes! Bethany Vind, 11,  (right front) selling muffins at Gatcombe Park Primary School for Blue Day 2012

Going like hot cakes! Bethany Vind, 11, (right front) selling muffins at Gatcombe Park Primary School for Blue Day 2012

CHILDREN and staff got in the spirit of things by wearing blue clothes.

Donations were taken from the children. The amount raised has yet to be announced.

Receptionist Nikki Thunderclisse said: ‘It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

‘It was like a sea of blue in the school.’

Hancocks Cash and Carry, Claybank Road, Copnor:

CAKES made by staff members’ children were sold off in a bid to raise cash for Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

A total of 50 blue cupcakes were on offer at the store.

The sale and donations from staff helped to raise more than £100.

Manager Kevin Croughan said: ‘We have supported Blue Day since it started because our chief cashier Dawn Muscat knew Tom and his family.

‘I’m proud to support the cause and our customers have been extremely generous in their giving.

‘They understood the meaning behind it all.’

The Drayton Surgery, in Havant Road, Drayton:

STAFF put a collection bucket in the reception area so visitors could donate to the cause.

A raffle with prizes was also held.

Alfie Barton, aged 11, of Bushy Mead, Widley:

FUNDRAISER Alfie did his bit for Blue Day yesterday when he and six of his friends held a cake sale and a raffle at St Peters Catholic Primary School, in Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville.

The team sold a Pompey shirt which had been signed by the whole squad.

In all a total of £110 was raised.

Alfie said: ‘I wanted to do something for Blue Day because its for a really good cause. I want to make a difference to people’s lives.

Alfie’s mum Justine, 42, said: ‘I’m really proud that he set this up himself.’

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