SINCE the first Blue Day in 2008, staff at Scottish & Southern Energy have given their backing to the family of Tom Prince.
And this year is no exception as staff prepare to dress in blue in support of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
Blue Day is an annual fundraising event which sees people from across the area host blue-themed events in a bid to raise cash for the charity.
This year, it will take place on Friday, April 19.
Debbie Lewington, facilities assistant at SSE, said they met the family when Blue Day first came about.
‘Tom’s parents Adele and Clinton visited our old offices and asked if we could help,’ she said.
‘I was happy to help as best as I could.
‘It’s a great charity. Cancer research is really close to my heart. They are doing brilliantly with what they have raised so far.
‘We have got a couple of Tom’s schoolmates who work here. Tom would have been the age of quite a few youngsters here. It’s nice that they can help us.’
As well as dressing in blue, the team, who are based in Havant, will be selling cakes and having a raffle.
Debbie added: ‘It’s a brilliant idea and I hope it’s a great success.
‘It’s a local charity, and it’s popular up here.
‘It’s a lovely atmosphere on the day. People offer their time to make the cakes.
‘Staff enjoy taking part. We’re looking forward to it.’
Tom’s family are bidding to raise £1m towards research into bone cancer osteosarcoma, after he lost his battle with the disease just a day before his 16th birthday.
The charity was set up by his dad Clinton, mum Adele and sister Emma.
To get involved, you need to register by visiting tomprince.co.uk.
The News will 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.