Pompey show support for Blue Day once again

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AS Pompey fans get ready for the final home game of the season, the club has got fully behind this year’s Blue Day.

The players will be wearing specially-made Blue Day shirts, provided by T-shirt printers Brilens, when they warm up before their Championship game against Derby County tomorrow afternoon.

Volunteers will also be standing outside the ground shaking buckets and asking for donations from supporters on their way into Fratton Park.

The club has provided free tickets for tomorrow’s game to all the official collectors for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

Mark Bullock, marketing executive at the club, said staff at the club were very keen to get involved again this year.

‘We are proud to once again support the Tom Prince Cancer Trust through our involvement in Blue Day, which coincides on the eve of our final home game of the season against Derby County,’ he said.

‘Tom’s story has touched the hearts of many Portsmouth fans over the years and the fundraising efforts and hard work hasn’t ceased since Blue Day’s inauguration four years ago.

‘The club will continue to support what is a fantastic cause and hopefully we can raise as much money as possible.’

Staff at the club will also mark Blue Day today by all dressing in blue and they will be collecting money for the charity.

· To find out more about Blue Day and to download a poster check out our Blue Day section

Get down to the Alma Arms in Southsea tonight for a Blue Day Pompey old boys gathering.

The stories and memories of good times will be flowing as Ray Crawford, Pat Neil, Bill Albury and Keith Blackburn join fans to talk about their combined 70 years in football.

A Pompey-themed raffle will also be staged along with the chance to have your picture taken with a full-sized replica FA Cup.

Proceeds from the evening will go to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. The evening starts at 8pm at the Alma Arms, Highland Road in Southsea.