Having fun and raising cash sees The Larder sign up for Blue Day

DRESSED UP Anne Atkinson and Chantelle West of The Larder in Locksway Road, Milton, at last year's event
DRESSED UP Anne Atkinson and Chantelle West of The Larder in Locksway Road, Milton, at last year's event
  • The Larder has signed up for this year’s Blue Day
  • They want to help the Tom Prince Cancer Trust reach its £1m target
  • Staff will be dressing in blue and have organised a blue-themed raffle
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HAVING fun for a good cause is the reason that The Larder is taking part in Blue Day again this year.

The firm in Locksway Road, Southsea, has signed up for the fifth year running 
and has organised a blue-themed raffle to boost its fundraising.

Blue alcohol like tropical-flavoured Sourz and WKD along with blue Lindt chocolates and a teddy bear wearing a blue scarf are all in the raffle along with bottles of wine and Fosters.

Staff from The Larder will be dressing in blue and will have balloons up around the shop.

Owner Anne Atkinson said: ‘We enjoy taking part in Blue Day because it is always a laugh.

‘We have fun dressing up and the customers seem to enjoy it too.

Tom Prince

Tom Prince

‘When it gets to April, they always ask us when Blue Day is because they expect us to take part.

‘As well as dressing up, we decided to hold a raffle too and Bookers gave a lot of the prizes for free, which is great.

‘We will be selling tickets to our customers and all the profits will be donated along with any other money we raise.’

Blue Day is on Friday, May 1 and was set up in memory of teenager Tom Prince.

It is a fantastic charity and we want to help get to that £1m.

Owner of The Larder Anne Atkinson

It calls on schools and businesses in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas to 
dress in blue and hold blue-themed activities in memory of Tom, who was a big Pompey fan.

The 15-year-old died on the eve of his 16th birthday from rare bone cancer osteosarcoma in 2004.

His parents Adele and Clinton set up the Tom Prince Cancer Trust to raise money in his memory.

When they started the charity, they had the aim of raising £1m for research into osteosarcoma – the sixth most common form of cancer in children.

So far, with the help of nine Blue Days, £930,000 has been raised.

Anne added: ‘We really want to help them reach that £1m target.

‘It would be great if they could do it this year.

‘It is a fantastic charity and we want to help get to that £1m.’

To register for Blue Day please visit the website at tomprince.co.uk or for more information simply pay a visit to portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day.

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