Thousands take part in annual Blue Day event

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The News has thanked the thousands of people who participated in raising money for the annual Blue Day event in memory of Tom Prince.

Tom passed away in 2004 after suffering from teenage bone cancer osteosarcoma.

Ruth Scammell and Ellie Pilmoor

Ruth Scammell and Ellie Pilmoor

Blue Day was started in 2008 when Pompey reached the semi-final of the FA cup and occurs every year on the day before Pompey’s final league game of the season.

Reporters Ruth Scammell and Ellie Pilmoor visited the series of events that were held across the area.

Ruth Scammell said: “After he died his family decided they wanted to do something in his memory. They decided to raise £1 million for people with osteosarcoma.”

The aim of Blue Day is to raise money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust, which hopes to raise £1 million towards research into osteosarcoma.