Salon takes part in Blue Day for fifth year in a row

TRUE BLUE David Antony (centre) and staff at David Antony hair stylists. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131023-8987)
TRUE BLUE David Antony (centre) and staff at David Antony hair stylists. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131023-8987)
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IT IS business as usual for hair salon staff who have backed Blue Day since it began in 2008.

David Antony Hairdressers, in Winter Road, Southsea, will once again take part in our mammoth fundraiser, which was set up in memory of Tom Prince who died of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in 2004.

The day sees businesses and schools host blue-themed events with all the money going to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

This year, Blue Day is on April 19 and David Antony and his staff will pull out all the stops to raise some money.

David said: ‘We are having everyone dress up in blue and we will have blue cakes for sale.

‘We have also got a raffle for the week and all the prizes are blue hair products.’

So far, six Blue Days have been held raising £194,000 for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

The charity has now raised over £700,000 with the family aiming to reach £1m.

David, who cuts Tom’s parents’ hair, thinks the day is a great way to bring the community together.

He said: ‘Tom was one of our customers at the salon and he was such a lovely lad.

‘The charity is brilliant because it is not as well-known as other charities but it still does a brilliant job in getting donations and setting up fundraisers and telling people their story.

‘Everyone can take part in it because simply wearing blue is enough to show your support.

‘I really cannot wait for Friday.

‘We are looking forward to it because it is something different and it is for such a lovely cause.’

To get involved in Blue Day, you need to register by visiting

The News will automatically be notified and you will be added to our roll of honour, below.

Alternatively, you can also call (023) 9262 2131 and we can register through the website on your behalf.

For the first time this year, the charity is taking text donations.

Simply send a message to 70070 including the letters TPCT13 followed by the amount you wish to donate.