GETTING involved in Blue Day is something the Spinnaker Tower bosses love to do.
The landmark will be specially lit and staff will dress in blue in a bid to raise cash this year.
I don’t know any other area which shows support for one charity like Blue Day does.Jenny Nolan
The tower is just one of many supporters that will be fundraising for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust tomorrow.
Jenny Nolan, the tower’s marketing manager, said: ‘We have been supporting Blue Day for a number of years now.
‘It has been the staff’s choice of charity of the year and they enjoy taking part. We support a local charity and national charity and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust is something we all like to support.
‘Some staff have links with the charity, so everyone here is keen to support them.’
As well as dressing in blue, the tower will be lit up in blue and staff are hoping to get visitors involved with a game of guessing how many blue sweets are in the pot.
The Waterfront Cafe is taking part by selling blueberry muffins. A percentage of sales will go to the trust.
Jenny added: ‘We set up the game inside so we can encourage our visitors to join in and boost our donations.’
All the money will be given to the trust which was set up in memory of Tom Prince.
The 15-year-old died in 2004 from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma.
His parents Adele and Clinton set up the trust with the aim of raising £1m for research into the cancer.
Tom was a big Pompey fan so when the club reached the semi-final of the FA Cup in 2008, The News established Blue Day to help reach the target.
So far, with the help of the annual charity event, £930,000 has been raised in 11 years.
Jenny said: ‘I don’t know any other area which shows support for one charity like Blue Day does.
‘That is why we love taking part. So many other companies, schools, facilities and groups take part which is amazing.
‘We like to get involved with the community and raising money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust is a great way to do it.’
There is still time to take part in this year’s Blue Day. To register visit tomprince.co.uk.
For more information on Blue Day visit portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day.
Get behind the wheel of a Porsche and raise cash
a PRESTIGE car garage is offering a top prize for people who enter its competition as part of a fundraiser for Blue Day.
Porsche in Portsmouth has signed up to take part in this year’s event on Friday and is giving someone the chance to drive one of its cars. The garage in North Harbour will give one lucky winner a Porsche Boxster to drive for the day.
All money raised from the competition will be donated to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
It is £2 to enter the Porsche competition. To enter visit tomprince.co.uk and click on the competition button to go to the PayPal competition page. Follow the instructions to make payment– you don’t have to have a PayPal account to take part. Add your name and contact number on the review page so the trust can contact you if you win.
Competition ends May 11. For full terms and conditions visit tomprince.co.uk.
Roll of honour
- Vespasian Security Ltd
- Linden Homes Southern
- Artisan Framing
- Purbrook Infant School
- Swishers Flc
- Little Admirals Pre-school
- Screwfix Portsmouth
- Wimborne Juniors
- Milton Park Primary
- Medina Primary School
- South Downs College
- Student’s Union
- Tesco Express Farlington
- Giselle Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts
- Southern Co-operative New Road
- Moorings Way Infants
- Lake Road Practice
- The Larder
- Wind in the Willows
- The Car Finance Company
- Solent Softball League
- David Antony Hairdressing and Beauty
- Cottage Grove Primary
- Colas Ltd
- Sainsbury’s Farlington
- Portsmouth City Council
- Ahmarra Door Solutions
- Castaway House
- Peta Ltd
- Sainsbury’s Local Hayling Island
- Sainsbury’s Waterlooville
- Sainsbury’s Commercial Road
- Aqua Cars
- Tesco Express, Goldsmith Avenue
- Spinnaker Tower
- Tesco Express Gunwharf Quays
- Havant Jobcentre Plus
- Southern Co-operative - Winter Road
- Southern Co-operative - Eastney Road
- Bluebell Nursing Home
- Tesco Express Emsworth
- Tesco Express, Albert Road
- Southern Co-operative Highland Road
- Solent Junior School
- Southern Co-operative - Great Southsea Street
- Southern Co-operative - Fawcett Road
- Southern Co-operative - New Road
- The Parchment Makers
- Tesco Leigh Park
- Meon Junior School
- Tesco Express - Kingston Road
- SMR Enterprises
- St Cuthbert’s Trust
- Tesco Express - Palmerston Road
- Tesco Express - Stein Road
- Hovertravel Ltd
- Porsche Portsmouth
- Southern Co-operative - The Hard
- The Fountain Sports Bar
- Portsmouth Fruit and Veg
- Cumberland Infants
- Southern Co-operative - Sultan Road
- Tesco Express - North End
- Tesco Express - Eastney