What a brill Blue Day that was! A MASSIVE thank you to all those that dug out their blue clothes and got involved!
Blue Day 2016 was held on Friday 6 May and schools and businesses throughout the city got involved.
Out came the blue clothes, wigs and face paint - and the Blue Day party was in full swing! Hundreds of school kids dug out their blue clothes and lots of fundraising activities took place; from raffles and blue cakes sales, to fun games and sponsored walks! Want to throw a wet sponge in your bosses face? Well that's what they did at the Spinnaker Tower!
Around 80 schools and organisations took part; it was great to see lots of familiar names signing up to support us year after year (we love you!), and also shiny new names going blue (hi there!).
Our merry band of Trust volunteers shook collection buckets at Fratton Park on Saturday 7 May - ahead of PFC's last home game of the season. This raised a whopping £2182.37 for the Blue Day fund - thanks to all who put money in.
This was the 10th Blue Day. Each year it is is run in conjunction with Portsmouth Football Club and The News. Blue Day is all about the people of Portsmouth coming together to have a day of fun, whilst supporting this great local charity. Blue Day celebrates the city and also Portsmouth Football Club.
The first Blue Day was held in April 2008 in celebration of Portsmouth Football Club reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup. It has become the Trust's biggest annual fund-raiser; so far all the Blue Day events combined have raised a staggering total of around £239,000!
We are very close to our £1 million target and hope to have smashed through this goal with Blue Day 2016! So please send in the funds you have raised ASAP so that we can let people know if we have reached our £1 million target!
Thank you to everyone that got involved with Blue Day; seeing the city go blue in support of the Trust is a wonderful feeling! We are so grateful to those that put their energy into supporting it - and love that Blue Day has become an annual event for lots of local schools and businesses!
Paying in the funds
Did you take part in Blue Day 2016? If so; you're awesome! We're very keen to let everyone know the grand total raised ASAP. Have we broken the £1 million target? We all want to know - and we need everyone to transfer the funds they raised to the Trust so we can add it all up. Please follow this link to find out how to get the funds to the Trust: How to pay in the funds
Its not too late to support Blue Day!
If you were not able to take part in Blue Day, you can still support us by texting a donation. Text messages are free to send on all networks with the JustTextGiving service, and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust gets 100% of every donation. Follow this link to text a Blue Day donation.
Blue Day in the news!
The News promoted Blue Day in the lead up to the big day, and there was great coverage afterwards with lots of photos. The newspaper had photographers running around the city to catch all the action and everyone certainly seemed to be enjoying the day!. You can search 'Blue Day 2016' on The News website to find all the articles and perhaps you will spot a familiar face or two! Or follow these links to read a few of the articles:
The sun shines on Blue Day
Trust says thanks to everyone who took part in Blue Day
Family of Tom Prince take part in Blue Day
Blue Day - Aqua Cars
There are some great photos of people getting into the Blue Day spirit on the Trust Facebook page and the Trust Twitter page. Follow the links to see some of the action - and if you have any photos to share - we would love to see them!
Memory Lane: Blue Day 2015
Follow the link for a quick peek back at last years fun: Blue Day 2015.