YOUNGSTERS at this day care centre are getting ready for a blue frenzy after they signed up to support this year’s Blue Day.
Staff and children at Little Learners Day Care in Fratton will dress in blue and take part in party games and activities in a bid to raise some much-needed cash for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
Manager of the centre Vicky George said: ‘We’ve done it for the past three years. We think it’s a great cause.
‘Everyone you speak to knows someone who has cancer. It’s one of the biggest causes of death.
‘We’ll be having a fun day with different activities.
‘We do as many fun things as we can and ask the parents to donate throughout the day.’
Vicky said they’ve supported Blue Day for a while, because one of their members of staff knows Tom Prince’s family.
‘He was a local boy close to one of the members of staff,’ she added.
‘It’s good that in the community everyone does pull together and they are making it a lot better.
‘The more funds raised, the more we can give. We are big Portsmouth supporters as well, like Tom Prince was.’
Blue Day is 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 charity, in memory of Tom Prince who died of bone cancer osteosarcoma in 2004.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, tickets for the big Blue Day concert are still on sale. The Big Blue Do takes place on Wednesday, April 18 at the Wedgewood Rooms.
Visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk to buy tickets, which cost £6.
· To find out more about Blue Day and to download a poster check out our Blue Day section