School getting ready to go blue for charity

Medina Primary School took part in Blue Day last year

Medina Primary School took part in Blue Day last year

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PUPILS at a city primary school will be turning blue once again for an annual fundraiser.

Medina Primary School in Cosham has registered for this year’s Blue Day and the children will be wearing their favourite blue clothes to raise money.

The school has been supporting Blue Day for more than four years and normally raises at least £200 for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

The school’s office manager Paula Aitken said: ‘We always like to take part in Blue Day because it is a great day and good charity.

‘We always encourage the children to wear blue and give £1 which is then donate.

‘We have been doing Blue Day for the past few years and it’s always a good day.’

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the trust.

The charity was started in memory of 15-year-old Tom Prince who died from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma the day before his 16th birthday.

His parents, Clinton and Adele Prince decided to start the trust and have organised Blue Day with The News every year ever since 2008, when Pompey won the FA Cup.

There were Blue Days that year on the day before the semi-final and the final.

Ms Aitken added: ‘As a school, we like to support Blue Day because it is about a local boy and the charity is a local one too.

‘The children love taking part and we teach them the reasons behind Blue Day and why they take part.

‘It’s important to support all the local charities as well as the big, national days.

‘Every year we get a good response from the children and we normally raise about £200.’

Blue Day is on Friday, May 2 and will see schools and businesses in the area wear blue and take part in blue-themed activities.

For more information or to register to take part in Blue Day, visit the Tom Prince Cancer Trust website at tomprince.co.uk

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