Pier to stage two special days for children

  • 25 June, 2018
  • In the community


Seriously ill children and their families are set to benefit from Rays
of Sunshine thanks to staff at Clacton Pier.

The Pier is to host two groups of children on July 1 and July 8 and give
them a time to remember with unlimited access to rides, go-karting, a visit to
the Seaquarium and many other activities.

It will be the third year that this event has been staged and the
previous two proved a huge success.

Pier bosses have a special partnership with
Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously
ill children aged three to 18
by granting wishes, working with children’s
hospitals and hospices to host activity days, granting Hospital Ward Wishes and
organising large-scale events.

The profits from one of the arcade machines
are also all donated to the charity to help boost their funds.

Pier Director Elliot Ball said it is all part of the Pier’s efforts to
give something back to the wider community and this is a very special cause.

“These children are all having treatment for serious or life-limiting illnesses
and I would like to see other businesses do what they can to support this
incredibly worthwhile charity which has come to mean a lot to us at the Pier,”
he said.

“I am sure there are many other firms and companies who could put
something together to bring some fun to the lives of the children and their

“Our staff get very involved on the day, have a fantastic time and get a
great deal out of it themselves. It is very rewarding when you see all the
smiles on faces.

“It is also about us helping to raise awareness for Rays of Sunshine,
which is supported by a number of celebrity ambassadors such as Olly Murs.”

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