FORMER Pompey star and Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara today backs Blue Day – and urges all readers of The News to get involved.
Chris, who signed up to the cause in aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust during a visit to the city, said: ‘People should really get behind Blue Day and support the trust because it’s for a local cause and it’s so important to get behind the things that are happening in your own area.
‘It’s fantastic to have a Blue Day for the young lad because football meant a lot to him and it means he will never be forgotten.
‘Of course his parents must be upset to have lost him, but they must be really proud too that his memory lives on and so many people in Portsmouth support it.’
This is the fifth Blue Day and as always all money will go the trust set up by Tom’s family shortly after his death in 2004 from teenage bone cancer, osteosarcoma.
His mum Adele, dad Clinton, and sister Emma aim to raise £1m to fund research into the disease, and have generated £580,000 – £150,000 from four Blue Days.
This year schools could have a special visitor at their Blue Day event as Linvoy Primus, the Pompey bus, Pompey mascot Nelson and The News Chipper, will be touring the area.
Adele said: ‘Hopefully as many schools as possible will get on board.’