Pier is in the pink

  • 27 June, 2022
  • In the community


The lighting
on Clacton Pier will be turning pink tomorrow (June 28) in support of a
charity’s bid to raise awareness.

Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) UK was formed in 2004 and is working hard to
highlight the condition which affects one in 2,500 births in this country.

It involves a
birth defect where a baby’s diaphragm fails to form fully and allows abdominal
organs to enter the chest cavity and prevents lung growth.

resident and pier customer Jemma Gwillim made the lighting request.

Jemma was
pregnant with twins last year and sadly her daughter had a severe case of CDH
and passed away just three hours old.

Nigel Brown,
Clacton Pier’s Communications Manager, said the attraction was pleased to be
able to highlight the condition and support the special day.

“This is quite
a little known illness and anything that can be done to help raise awareness is
to be encouraged,” he said.

“Jemma and her
boys regularly visit the pier – and love the fireworks. When she asked us to
turn the lights pink for the charity, we were happy to back her.”

Mr Brown added
that the pier uses its lighting to mark charities’ official awareness days as
well as for its own special events such as at Halloween and Christmas.


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