Hundreds of service personnel enjoy armed forces weekend at Weston pier

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:42 29 November 2019

People enjoying The Grand Piers armed forces weekend.Picture: Westons Grand Pier

People enjoying The Grand Piers armed forces weekend.Picture: Westons Grand Pier

Weston's Grand Pier

More than 1,000 service workers took advantage of a free wristband scheme and spent time with their loved ones at Weston's Grand Pier at the weekend.

People enjoying The Grand Piers armed forces weekend.Picture: Westons Grand PierPeople enjoying The Grand Piers armed forces weekend.Picture: Westons Grand Pier

Around 1,200 bands were claimed by people working, or who have worked for, the fire and rescue, ambulance and police services.

Current or former employees of the RNLI, NHS, army, Royal Navy, marines and RAF, as well as cadets, benefitted from the pier's initiative.

Group marketing manager at the pier, Lucy Graham, hopes the scheme provided families with a reward they deserve.

She said: "It was so rewarding for us to know that, if only for one day, we were able to offer armed forces personnel a fun-filled escape from the stresses, strains and responsibilities of their vital roles, and to help them make some precious memories with their families."

People enjoying The Grand Piers armed forces weekend.Picture: Westons Grand PierPeople enjoying The Grand Piers armed forces weekend.Picture: Westons Grand Pier

The pier will also hold Santa's grotto weekends from Saturday until December 22, excluding December 14-15, plus December 23 and Christmas eve.

For more information, visit www.grandpier.co.uk

























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