Fundraisers out in force for Blue Day

Staff at Tesco Leigh Park get in the Blue Day mood

Staff at Tesco Leigh Park get in the Blue Day mood

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BLUE DAY is here and all day there are events across the area.

Schools, businesses and different groups will be swapping their uniforms for their favourite blue outfit and The News is here to share their efforts.

Throughout the day, portsmouth.co.uk will have pictures, video and stories from people taking part in Blue Day, as will our Facebook page.

We will be sharing Blue Day stories from schools selling blue cakes and businesses organising blue-themed raffles.

The News will also have reports in tomorrow’s paper along with a range of photos showing how people were raising money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

This year is the ninth Blue Day and marks 11 years since Tom Prince died from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma.

The 15-year-old was a big Pompey fan and when the club reached the FA Cup semi-final in 2008, the idea for Blue Day, which was organised by The News for the trust, was born.

Blue Day is held every year on the eve of Pompey’s final home game of the season.

The News, working with Tom’s parents Clinton and Adele and his sister Emma, has marked the annual day by encouraging people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas to dress in blue and hold blue-themed activities.

When the trust was set up, a target was set of raising £1m and so far, with the help of Blue Day £930,000 has be raised.

The money will be used for research into osteosarcoma which is the sixth most common form of cancer in young people.

How to donate: Details here

Blue Day events

Ahmarra Door Solutions

Bluebell Nursing Home

Cottage Grove Primary School

Cumberland Infant School

David Antony Hairdressing & Beauty

Lake Road Practice

Linden Homes Waterlooville

Little Admirals Pre-School

Manor Infant School

Meon Junior School

Milton Park Primary School

Moorings Way Infant School

Priory School

Purbrook Infant School

Sainsbury’s Waterlooville

Solent Junior School

SSE

Swishers

Tesco Leigh Park

Tesco Southsea

The Co-operative Milton

The Co-operative Southsea

The Larder

Wimborne Junior School

Blue Day full Roll of Honour

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