You made it another beautiful Blue Day

BATH TIME Janyves Earley and Terry Collins in beans at Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131081-0441)
BATH TIME Janyves Earley and Terry Collins in beans at Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131081-0441)
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WE ASKED you to blue it all over again – and you didn’t disappoint us.

Thousands of people from across the city and beyond pulled together for yesterday’s Blue Day in a bid to raise money for local charity the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

There were blue t-shirts, blue cakes, blue wigs, blue face paint and blue balloons.

One of the highlights of the day saw staff from Grosvenor Casino in Gunwharf Quays take a bath in more than 400 tins’ worth of baked beans.

Terry Collins, 49, is food and beverages manager at the casino.

He said: ‘We wanted to raise money for the charity and we have done things before that have been quite boring, so we wanted to do something that was a bit different. It’s very cold and sticky.’

Blue Day is held in the memory of Pompey fan Tom Prince, who died a day before his 16th birthday of the bone cancer osteosarcoma.

Children at Front Lawn Primary Academy in Leigh Park sang their hearts out as they took part in an emotional tribute for the charity and for ex-pupil Chloe Challoner – who died from the same cancer as Tom.

The children sang Count on Me by Bruno Mars which was chosen as a special tribute to Chloe.

Pupils engaged in a boys versus girls sing-off and were joined by parents and staff. The girls were announced the winners. Nicki Baker, deputy headteacher, said: ‘We’ve always been a big part of Blue Day and the cause is even more important to us because of Chloe.

‘Chloe definitely would’ve been overwhelmed and amazed by today.

‘The sing-off song was one of her favourite songs so I know she would be looking down on us.’

Tom’s family set up the charity in 2004, with the aim of raising £1m to go towards research into the disease.

So far around £770,000 has been raised.

· Click here for a round-up of the events which raised cash on Blue Day

· More reports and pictures from Blue Day in The News today. And don’t miss an eight page special of even more stories and pictures from Blue Day on Tuesday.