A Hunstanton amusement park and arcade has spoken of its pride in helping the growth of a local charity effort that serves children with a range of learning difficulties.
Hundreds of youngsters visited Rainbow Park Amusements as part of the Hunstanton Lions annual fun day, now in its fifteenth year, last week. They came from the nearby Churchill Park Complex Needs School and Sheringham Woodfields School, as well as the Little Discoverers group, which caters for pre-school children with movement difficulties and delayed development.
Colleen Roper, director of Rainbow Park Amusements, told Lynn News: “We are very proud to be involved with this Lions event, it is one of the highlights of our year.
“It has grown from just 79 children coming 15 years ago and now we are welcoming over 300.”
Organiser and Hunstanton Lions president Angie Keightley said the day had been a great success and thanked all at Rainbow Park for hosting the children.
She commented: “We couldn’t do it without the support of the local businesses who make no charge at all for the day’s entertainment and refreshments.”
Meanwhile, hundreds of parents and their children attended a free weekend for emergency workers and their families at Clacton Pier.
Over two days, 500 wristbands for the pier’s rides and attractions were handed out as gesture of thanks to the people who work to keep their communities safe.
Pier director Billy Ball told local press: “Lots of families made the most of the chance to come and relax.
“This weekend has been put on for several years but this year was particularly special given the horrific incidents the emergency services have had to deal with over recent months.
“I hope they had great fun with us and made the most of some quality time together in the sun.”