FOR the first time, the Spinnaker Tower has chosen to officially support a charity.
Staff at the iconic Gunwharf Quays tower voted to back the Tom Prince Cancer Trust, which was set up in 2004 in memory of Southsea youngster Tom Prince who died from bone cancer osteosarcoma.
The family-run trust aims to raise funds for research into the disease, with a number of fundraising events held throughout the year, including Portsmouth’s annual Blue Day, which is supported by The News.
Clinton Prince, cofounder and trustee of the trust, said: ‘We’re delighted the Spinnaker Tower has chosen us as their official local charity and would like to thank all the staff for nominating us.
‘This new partnership is a fantastic opportunity to promote the charity to the community, and beyond, and hopefully increase our fundraising potential.’
General manager of the tower Sarah Webb said a lot of staff members felt close to the trust.
She said: ‘It came as no surprise it was the overwhelming winner of our vote.’