Special event will unite fans in true spirit of Blue Day

TRUE BLUE It's hoped fans will bring along flags to mark Blue Day
TRUE BLUE It's hoped fans will bring along flags to mark Blue Day

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POMPEY fans are being urged to get together and celebrate a day aimed at uniting them in raising funds for Blue Day.

A group of avid followers are organising a fans’ day for the team’s last home game of the season to Norwich on May 2, to create a carnival atmosphere and end the season on a high note.

There will be children’s rides, music, stalls, refreshments and face-painting in a section of the stadium’s car park before the match and organisers plan to arrange a tug-of-war tournament.

They also hope ticker tape will welcome the players on to the pitch.

Pompey-mad Scott McLachan, 42, from Southsea, came up with the idea and hopes the fans will bring hundreds of scarves and flags to wave during the match.

The Pompey Supporters Trust member said: ‘With all the troubles in the past 18 months there has been a lot of friction between the fans.

‘We wanted to create a fun day that would help bring them together again, create unity and celebrate the fact that we’re still here’

The plans are still being developed, and will be finalised during a meeting with Pompey on Wednesday.

All profits from day will be split evenly between Pompey Study Centre and Blue Day – held in aid of the Tom Prince Trust, a local charity run by the family of the teenager who died of the bone cancer osteosarcoma in 2004.

His mum Adele, dad Clinton and sister Emma set up the trust shortly after to fund research into the disease.

One of the fans’ day organisers, Tom Dearie, 38, from North End, said: ‘The trust does such fantastic work – everyone has been touched by cancer and any charity that helps to find a cure means a lot to everyone, which is why we are so keen to support it.’