Clacton Pier has announced it is planning a special appreciation party to thank NHS staff for their work during the Coronavirus crisis.
Despite the date of the event remaining dependent on the reopening schedule, the pier stated the celebration will include performances by its regular entertainers and fireworks display.
“They have put their own lives at risk to do this and the nation cannot thank them enough for what they are doing,” said Pier director Billy Ball. “The pier wants to give them something to look forward to once the time is right for us to start to return to a more normal life – and we think everyone would agree they deserve that, and more.”
As well as fireworks, the event will include free wristbands to be used on the rides, with musicians, magicians and other entertainment on offer.
“We have always felt it is important to give something back to those who do so much for the community by looking after us throughout the year.”
“We want NHS staff to come along, relax and have a great fun time with their loved ones,” said Mr Ball. “Until then we all need to do our bit to help the NHS by staying at home and following the Government guidelines.”