Free weekend of fun for Armed Forces and Veterans

  • 2 September, 2019
  • In the community


Calling all Armed Forces families! A free weekend of fun is being
lined-up for you by Clacton Pier later this month.

It is the Pier’s way of thanking the Forces and veterans for all that
they do – and have done – for their country.

It follows-on from a similar event which was staged for the Emergency
Services earlier this summer.

These weekends have been staged for a number of years now and have continued
to grow in popularity.

A valid Forces ID card, or proof of service for veterans, needs to be
produced at the ticket office and then each family will be given up to four
free saver wristbands worth up to £60.

Live music and children’s entertainment have also been arranged for
September 21 and 22 and military vehicles will be on display.

Nigel Brown, Clacton Pier’s Communications Manager, said the free
weekend is open to Forces families across the country, as well as veterans, and
not just those living in Tendring.

“We gave out more than 700 wristbands to Emergency Services families in
June worth over £10,000 and we are hoping for a similar response from the Armed
Forces,” he said.

“It is a chance for them to get together with the rest of the family and
enjoy a relaxing fun day on the Pier and make the most of the facilities that we
have on offer.

“This is our way of recognising everything that our Forces do for us and
it is about giving something back to them as a thank you.”

Free live music will be provided by Steve Ritchie on Saturday and Tracey
Moorehouse on Sunday, while James Magic will be putting on four performances
both days.

The Pier will remain open to other customers throughout the weekend.



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