www.tomprince.co.uk

Welcome to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust website
Thank you for your interest; we hope you find the site useful and informative.

 

The trust was established in 2004 and was set up in the memory of Tom Prince. The aim of the trust is to raise funds for research into the teenage bone cancer Osteosarcoma. This family run charity has received great support from friends and the local community. We are continuously fundraising at a local level but also need to expand to a wider audience to increase awareness and support.

 

We hope that by visiting this site and seeing what we are all about, you are inspired to get involved and help us to reach our goal! Thank you.

 

 
Text us a Donation

You can quickly and easily make a donation to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust by text.

 

Simply text ‘TPCT15 £enter amount’ to the number 70070 e.g. TPCT15 £5.

 

You can chose to donate any amount.

 

Text messages are free to send on all networks with the JustTextGiving service, and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust gets 100% of every donation.

 
13 blokes, 13 bikes, 50 miles... PDF Print E-mail

cycleOn 20th June 2015, 13 blokes got on their bikes and cycled from Brighton to Portsmouth for The Tom Prince Cancer Trust. 

 

The cyclists were: Clinton Prince, Mark Baird, Steve Paynter, Pat Newman, Mike Newman, Stuart Beck, Jack Thompson, Harry Thompson, Ross Grady, Lewis Valentine, Adam Beckett, and Adam Price. Brad Johnson unfortunately couldn't make it, but at the last minute Billy Essery joined in the fun....on a single gear bike with two slow punctures! They all knew and loved Tom and wanted to do something in his memory and to raise funds. 

 

They cycled 50 miles, starting at Brighton Pier early in the morning, finishing at the Old House At Home pub in Milton, Portsmouth around 14:15.

 

These chaps were all new to cycling and brought their cycling Lycra especially for this. And there were no fancy bikes in sight, so they had to work even harder!

 

The weather behaved itself on the day and it was perfect conditions for the ride; not too hot or rainy. There was another charity bike ride taking place on the same route....so the lads were joined by 150 ladies in pink for parts of the journey, with the riders all cheering each other along!

 

There was one puncture along the 50 miles but the lads all crossed the line together, with friends and family there to welcome them home!

 

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the ride and there is talk of doing it again!

 

The pub put on a bouncy castle and BBQ and the cyclists relaxed with family and friends.

 

The JustGiving page has surpassed the £2,000 mark which is fantastic news, and it is still open for donations...

Click here to make a donation!

 

A real big well done to the lads, thanks to the pub for hosting the after party, and many thanks to all those that donated. 

 

 
Blue Day 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Blue Day 2015What a brill Blue Day that was! A MASSIVE thank you to all those that got involved!

 

Blue Day 2015 was held on Friday 1 May. Schools and businesses throughout the city got involved. People pulled on blue clothes, wigs and facepaint to get into the Blue Day spirit! Lots of other fundraising activities took place as well to boost the amount raised, there were raffles, blue cakes sales, and all sorts!

 

Around 80 schools and organisations took part; it was great to see lots of familiar names signing up to support us again, and also new names jumping on-board the Blue Day bus!

 

The Spinnaker Tower's lights went blue, hundreds of school kids dug out their blue clothes, and the Thatched House ordered a bouncy castle for the big day!

 

 Our merry band of Trust volunteers sold cupcakes and Porsche raffle tickets in the Guildhall and Palmerstone Road on Blue Day, and shook collection buckets at Fratton Park on Saturday 2 May - ahead of PFC's last home game of the season. 

 

Congratulations to the winner of our Blue Day Porsche competition! It was a new attraction this year and we sold 200 tickets! Thank you to everyone that brought a ticket and to Porsche Portsmouth for donating such a wonderful prize. We hope the lucky winner has fun in the car! Click here for more information.

 

This year was the ninth 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!

 

Click here to watch a fab photo gallery on The News website. The newspaper had photographers running around the city to catch all the action - perhaps you will spot a familiar face or two! There is also a series of videos featuring some of the different organisations that took part. Check out our Facebook page to see some photos from Blue Day, and there is also a selection of articles from the lead up to the big day on The News site.

 

Everyone certainly looked like they were enjoying Blue Day in the photos, and there were some lovely comments in the interviews. The Trust is so grateful to those that put their energy into supporting Blue Day - and love that it has become an annual event for lots of local businesses!

 

We would love to see your photos from Blue Day - please e-mail them into the Trust at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or post them on our Facebook page.

 

You can still support Blue Day.

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  • Text a Blue Day donation - Its quick and easy to send a text donation - you can choose to donate any amount. Click here for details.

 

***Paying in funds***

Did your work/child's school take part in Blue Day? Its really important that the funds are paid into the Trust as soon as possible so that we can let everyone know how much the day raised.  Click here for details of how to pay funds in. 

 

Thank you

Thank you to everyone that got involved with Blue Day; seeing the city go blue in support of the Trust is a wonderful feeling! Every cupcake sold and every penny raised goes straight into the research fund and helps us take a step closer to reaching our £1million target.

 

A look at last year: Blue Day 2014 - Click here for a photo gallery of last year's fun.