Let’s all go for a Big Blue Walk beside the sea

CHEERS Last year's Big Blue Walk along Southsea seafront.  Picture: Sarah Standing (111669-2705)
CHEERS Last year's Big Blue Walk along Southsea seafront. Picture: Sarah Standing (111669-2705)
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IT’S time to get your walking boots out as the Big Blue Walk returns for a second time.

Our mile-and-a-half stroll along Southsea seafront is being organised to raise cash for Blue Day.

It gives people who want to back Blue Day an easy chance to get involved.

Those taking part are asked to dress in blue on the day, which this year takes place on Friday, April 20 and raises money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

The charity was set up by Tom’s family shortly after his death from teenage bone cancer, osteosarcoma, in 2004.

Tom’s sister, Emma Prince, said: ‘It’s good because people might want to get involved but just don’t know what to do.

‘This takes the hassle out for them.

‘They just turn up on the day and have a short walk.

‘It’s an easy way to get together and walk along the beach and show a united front.

‘So much is going on in the city so it’s nice to have one central thing.’

Walkers will leave from outside the Blue Reef Aquarium at 6pm, head along the seafront past Southsea Castle and Speakers Corner and then travel back along the pavement to finish the journey back at the starting point.

Mark Acheson, deputy editor of The News, said: ‘It was a great round off to Blue Day last year and we hope that even more people will be able to come along this time.

‘It’s a fairly simple walk – even I did it.

‘It’s a great way for people who want to take part in events but haven’t been able to organise it themselves.’

To take part in the Big Blue Walk, visit the website at tomprince.co.uk and register where you will be sent a sponsor form.

· To find out more about Blue Day and to download a poster check out our Blue Day section