WITH just one week to go, schools and businesses are getting ready to pick their favourite blue outfits for a charity event.
Blue Day is being held next Friday and there is still time to register to take part.
One of those gearing up to support Blue Day is Ahmarra Door Solutions which is supporting the annual event for the first time.
Staff from the business in Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, will be dressing in blue, selling blue cakes and holding a raffle.
Marketing manager Vicki Boulton said the staff are excited to be taking part.
‘This is the first time we have supported Blue Day and everyone is looking forward to it,’ she said.
As a company, we like to help local charities and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust fits the bill.Vicki Boulton
‘We have quite a few Pompey supporters here who have been fans of the club for many years so it fitted in perfectly.
‘As a company, we like to help local charities and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust fits the bill. We will be ditching our uniform to dress in blue and we will be raising extra funds with a cake sale and raffle.’
Managing director Tim Doran added: ‘Ahmarra is pleased to support Blue Day and we look forward to raising as much money as possible for such a great cause.’
Blue Day is held every year in memory of Pompey fan Tom Prince who died in 2004 from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma when he was 15 years old. His parents Clinton and Adele set up the charity with the aim of raising £1m to tackle osteosarcoma in teenagers.
It is the sixth most common form of cancer in children.
This year marks the ninth Blue Day and so far, £930,000 has been raised for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
It is being held on May 1 – the day before Pompey’s final home game of the season.
To register for Blue Day visit tomprince.co.uk or for more information visit portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day.