School signs up for Blue Day

Pupils from Purbrook Infant School take part in Blue Day 14
Pupils from Purbrook Infant School take part in Blue Day 14
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PUPILS from an infant school will be turning themselves blue to raise cash for charity.

Purbrook Infant School, in Aldermoor Road East, has registered to support Blue Day this year by having youngsters dress in their best blue clothing to raise money.

The school has supported Blue Day before in a bid to raise as much money as they can for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust and to raise awareness of the rare bone cancer.

Last year, all the pupils and teachers dressed in blue.

School administrative officer, Hazel Dean, said: ‘We take part most years as it’s a worthwhile charity to get behind.

‘It also benefits the children as it is important for them to learn about what happened.

‘A member of our staff is also a member of Portsmouth Football Club so we have an affiliation with them as well.’

Following previous years, the pupils are being encouraged to wear blue or their Pompey shirts.

Hazel added: ‘We ask the children to come to school in something blue or to wear their Pompey kits if they have them.

‘They then make a donation.’

This year will be the 11th year running for the trust which was started in memory of Tom Prince.

The 15-year-old died from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma on the eve of his 16th birthday after a year-long battle.

His parents Clinton and Adele Prince were set on the decision to start the trust and have organised Blue Day with The News every year since 2008 when Pompey won the FA Cup.

This year Blue Day will be held on Friday, May 1 and various schools and businesses across Portsmouth will take 
part.

Clinton and Adele are hoping to raise a total of £1m through Blue Day and have reached £930,000 from previous years of fundraising

For more information and details on how to register go to portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day