Emergency Services' families turn out in force for free weekend at Clacton Pier
June 18, 2018
It was fun in the sun for hundreds of adults and children as they enjoyed
a free family weekend put on by Clacton Pier.
The event was staged on Saturday and Sunday (June 16 and 17) to thank
the Emergency Services for all their hard work in protecting and safeguarding
the local community.
Families of the blue light services had the opportunity to enjoy the
attractions and rides at no charge with up to four free wristbands given to
The event was specifically aimed at the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance,
RNLI and Coastguard but also included other NHS staff such as doctors and
nurses. Around 300 wristbands were given out.
Ewelina Majewska, the Pier’s Operations Director, said that the annual
event was extremely well supported with hundreds turning up to make the most of
“It was Clacton Pier’s chance to thank all those who work in the blue
light services and do such a fantastic job on our behalf,” she said.
“For those not on duty it was an opportunity to come along with their
family and relax and enjoy themselves – and many did just that. From all the
positive comments received by us the gesture was certainly appreciated.”
For all those who came to the Pier over the weekend there was free face
painting and entertainment for the children as well as live music at the
Boardwalk from the likes of Jay Simmons and Sammy B.
Sunday Father’s Day was celebrated with free bowling and a cuppa in The
Lanes for all dads.
On September 22 and 23 it will be the turn of the Armed Forces to enjoy
a free weekend on the Pier.