Thank you to Emergency Services

  • 5 June, 2023
  • On the pier


Services workers are to be rewarded for their efforts in the community with a
free weekend at Clacton Pier.

Police, Fire, Ambulance, RNLI or Coastguard personnel from across Essex,
Suffolk and beyond are eligible for the annual event.

Each family
will receive up to four free rides wristbands as a thank you for all they do to
keep families safe and protected every day.

preparations are being put in place for the weekend being staged on Saturday June
17 and Sunday June 18.

Director Billy Ball said the idea is to give those from the Emergency Services
the chance to enjoy a free day out together at the attraction.

“Last year
we gave out around 1,350 wristbands to hundreds of families and it was great to
see them all having fun with us,” he added.

“It really
is a chance for them to get away from the hectic and very demanding day job and
relax with their family on the pier.”

James Magic
will also be providing free entertainment for the children in the Boardwalk Bar
and Grill on both days.

attending will need to present a staff ID card at the ticket box on the ride
deck to show that they work on the frontline for one of the five named services.
Blue Light cards are not accepted.

attraction will remain open to all other visitors and as June 18 is Father’s
Day there will be a free game of bowling for all dads, along with a free coffee
or tea.

The pier
also stages a weekend for the Armed Forces and Veterans in September and this
year that will be staged on September 16 and 17.

Over the
two weekends around £20,000 worth of free wristbands are handed over to those



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