Colas workers help raise cash
BETTER late than never – especially when you’re raising cash to try to prevent cancer in teenagers.
The News’s annual Blue Day extravaganza might have been almost a month ago but that didn’t stop a Portsmouth firm pulling out all the fund-raising stops yesterday.
Normally the men and women from Colas are out in all weathers mending and improving the city’s roads.
But yesterday they flicked the Stop boards to Go for a belated Blue Day event which, unusually, did not feature any blue.
Throughout the afternoon workers called in at the company’s Farlington depot to have a go at various games, all with a Wild West theme.
Organiser Faifon Kalawan said: ‘We always take part in Blue Day, but this year the event coincided with our offices being renovated.
‘We wanted to continue our tradition so decided not to do anything blue but have Wild West events instead.’
Workers dressed as cowboys, threw balls at cans in a tin can alley shy, tossed horseshoes and hollered ‘Yeehaas’ as the Friday afternoon spirit kicked in.
So far, this year’s Blue Day events have raised nearly £14,000 for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.