Pupils lend support to Blue Day

27/3/2013 (RS)''Padnell Junior School in Waterlooville, will be supporting Blue Day on Friday 19th April with dressing up in blue and selling blue cakes.''Pictured is: (l-r) Denzel Acquah (7), Jasmine Horn (8) and Finley Hawkins (8) who are looking forward to supporting Blue Day.''Picture: Sarah Standing (13866-1504)
27/3/2013 (RS)''Padnell Junior School in Waterlooville, will be supporting Blue Day on Friday 19th April with dressing up in blue and selling blue cakes.''Pictured is: (l-r) Denzel Acquah (7), Jasmine Horn (8) and Finley Hawkins (8) who are looking forward to supporting Blue Day.''Picture: Sarah Standing (13866-1504)

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PUPILS on the school council at Padnell Juniors have decided to go blue for the day to raise cash for charity.

Youngsters at the Cowplain school made the decision to take part in Blue Day.

Blue Day is an annual fundraiser which sees hundreds of people from across the area host blue-themed events in a bid to raise cash for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

This year, it will take place on Friday, April 19 – a day before Pompey’s final home game of the season against Sheffield United. And the school council decided it was important to show their support to a local charity.

Carol Bloy, deputy headteacher at the school, said: ‘We did take part once before.

‘This year we asked the children. We do have different things that we do throughout the year.

‘Some of the children who are interested in football and support Pompey wanted Blue Day to be one of the things that they did.’

And she added that it’s good for the children to realise the importance of charities.

‘It’s important that the children realise that there are some children who aren’t as well off as they are,’ she said. ‘Not everybody has it as good as them.

‘Our children are a compassionate lot. If somebody has a disability or a special need, most of them are really supportive.

‘The children quite often hear about Comic Relief which happens everywhere. But there are local charities and local needs.’

All children at the school will be dressing in blue, and a cake sale is also being organised to help raise more money.

To get involved in Blue Day, you need to register your event at the charity’s website by visiting tomprince.co.uk.

The News will then automatically be notified and you will be added to our roll of honour.

Alternatively, you can also call (023) 9262 2131 and we can register through the website on your behalf.

Also, the charity is now taking text donations. Send a text to TPCT13 with the amount you wish to donate and then send it to 70070.