The Spinnaker Tower has chosen to support the Tom Prince Cancer Trust as its official local charity after a vote was taken by its staff. It is the first time the tower has officially supported a local charity, with the link-up due to continue for the foreseeable future.
The Tom Prince Cancer Trust was established in 2004 and was set up in the memory of Tom Prince, aged 15, who sadly succumbed to the teenage bone cancer Osteosarcoma. The family-run trust aims to raise funds for research into the disease, with a number of fund-raising events held throughout the year including Portsmouth’s annual Blue Day.
Clinton Prince, co-founder and trustee of The Tom Prince Cancer Trust, commented: "We are delighted the Spinnaker Tower has chosen The Tom Prince Cancer Trust as their official local charity and would like to thank all the staff for nominating us. The Spinnaker Tower is an iconic landmark and great tourist attraction in Portsmouth, so we are very pleased to be linked together. This new partnership is a fantastic opportunity to promote the charity to the community and beyond and hopefully increase our fundraising potential."
Sarah Webb, general manager at the Spinnaker Tower, commented: “The Tom Prince Cancer Trust is close to a number of our staff member’s hearts and it came as no surprise that it was the overwhelming winner of our vote. As such a landmark for the region and with visitors coming from all over the world, we hope the tower’s support will raise great awareness and much-needed funds for the charity.”