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Clacton Pier celebrates partnership with children’s charity by hosting a fun-filled day for seriously ill children

Clacton Pier
THIS WEEKEND, in celebration of its partnership with Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity that grants wishes for seriously ill children aged three to 18, Clacton Pier invited some VIP children for a fun-filled day.

Local wish children, including Lily Skeggs (14), from Bures, who is currently living with a heart condition, Renee Lewis-Driver (15) from Colchester, who is currently living with Interstitial Lung Disease, and Keeley Barrett (15) from Kelvedon, Essex, who is currently living with Congenital Mysasthenia, along with their families enjoyed a jam-packed day of activities at the Pier. The children, who have all had their wishes granted by the children’s charity, got to enjoy the host of activities and amusements the Pier has to offer including, unlimited access to the rides, an Aqua Boat Lagoon ride, Go Karting, a visit to the Seaquarium, 500 prize tickets to redeem and much more!

Earlier this year, Clacton Pier installed a very special pusher arcade machine in aid of Rays of Sunshine. All takings from the machine are being donated directly to Rays of Sunshine to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children, just like, Lily, Renee, and Keeley.

Jenny Skeggs, Lily Skegg’s mum, commented:

“Thank you so much Rays of Sunshine from my family and our wish girl Lily for our fab day out at Clacton Pier. We had a fab time.”

Stacey, Renee’s mum, added:

A big thank you to Rays for a truly fabulous day and a big thank you to Clacton Pier. Everyone at Clacton Pier were fantastic; nothing was too much trouble and they were so generous in making the children and families day fabulous.”

Clacton Pier owner, Elliot Ball, is a member of BACTA, who have been corporate partners with Rays of Sunshine since 2012.