Clacton Pier hosts Tendring Scouts fundraiser
September 25, 2017
Clacton Pier played host to a major
fundraiser for Tendring Scouts at the weekend which hopes to bring in around
£4,500 for the organisation.
The Scouts staged a sponsored walk
from Walton to Clacton with 114 youngsters taking part with all the money going
towards finishing off their new centre in Valley Road, Clacton.
Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
all put their best foot forward for the event held on Saturday and when they
reached Clacton they were treated to a free afternoon of fun on the Pier.
The walk was also supported by
Tesco which provided £200 worth of refreshments – fruit and drinks – at various
staging points along the seafront route.
Pier Director Billy Ball said: “We
were delighted to act as the main sponsor for the day and host the Scouts when
they completed their fundraising walk.
“They seemed to have a great time
on the rides and really enjoy themselves at the end of their toil. We try to
support organisations such as the Scouts whenever possible as part of our
efforts to put something back into our community.
“If this was to become an annual
event we will give it our continued support.”
Kieron Moir, District Commissioner
for Tendring Scouts thanked the Pier, Tesco and Tendring District Council,
which allowed family vehicles to use its car parks during the event.
“We really appreciate their backing
and it helped make it a very special and successful day for us,” he added.