Pier turns blue to support important campaign
Clacton Pier was lit up blue
to show its support for an important campaign and to raise awareness over a
little known illness.
Neurofibromatosis is a
condition that results in the growth of nerve tumours and affects around 26,000
people in the UK.
The Pier was contacted by the
“Shine a light on Neurofibromatosis” campaign to give it its backing and was
pleased to take part on Friday (May 17).
Nigel Brown, Communications Manager
at the Pier, said that when the landmark underwent its latest development the
lighting was added as a new feature.
“It was introduced to
brighten things up at night and make sure the structure stands out, but we are
happy to back worthwhile causes,” he said.
“We have also been asked to go
pink in September to raise awareness for organ donation and again we will be joining
in with that vital initiative.”
Bosses at the Pier will be
hoping for good weather this Bank Holiday weekend and that visitors pour into
A whole range of free
entertainment for children and live music has been lined-up over Saturday,
Sunday and Monday.
This will include Tom
Carradine with Carradine’s Cockney Sing Along between 1 and 4 pm on Sunday as
part of Seaside Revival Day.
Other live music includes
Steve Ritchie, Jay Simmons, SMC, and Words and Music. Appearing for the
children will be Charlie Cheesecake, Mister Fide, James Magic Entertainment and
Op Party Time.
There is the third free firework
extravaganza of the season on Sunday starting at 9pm and the Clacton Pier
circus is back for nine days from Saturday.
Full details and timings can
be found at www.clactonpier.co.uk