Pier still puts smiles on children’s faces

  • 6 April, 2020
  • In the community


300 children will receive an Easter egg from Clacton Pier.

ordered in the large haul of chocolate treats to giveaway to youngsters over
the coming weekend.

the current Coronavirus lockdown meant that they were left wondering what to do
with the eggs – and how to get them out to those who could be cheered up by
receiving one.

after contacting the Salvation Army’s food bank in Clacton the problem was

director Elliot Ball said the Easter eggs will now go to children who may
otherwise not have received one.

families are facing difficult times at the moment and the Salvation Army is
doing a fantastic job helping to meet their efforts to put food on plates,” he

know these chocolate goodies will go to deserving kids and hope that it will
put a smile on their faces.

is strange to see the Pier empty – we only normally close on Christmas Day – and
we look forward to welcoming families back as soon we are told we can do so. In
the meantime, we all need to follow the Government’s message and stay home for
everyone’s sake.”

Pier also decided to send out presents to 22 children who had booked birthday
parties in its Discovery Bay soft play area over this period but had them

delivered the gifts to local families – keeping a safe distance – and posted
others to those who live further away.

One of the mum’s emailed the Pier
and said the parcel had just arrived with the presents for her daughter Isabelle,
as well as a gift card.

“Can I just say a big, big thank you
for the gifts and sweets for Isabelle. This is such a lovely thing to have done
and a lovely gesture when she was so upset about the party being cancelled,”
she said. “Thank you for your kindness and for making our little girl smile.”


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