Chasing away the winter blues!

WinterFest and Lido mark strong links

A strong link between two much-loved Brightlingsea attractions, WinterFest and The Lido, has been celebrated by the installation of a plaque at the entrance to the Lido.

The two organisations have worked together to make Brightlingsea a happier and healthier place and the plaque marks this ongoing cooperation. The WinterFest Wellbeing Fund logo is displayed on the plaque to signify the fact that the fund has been able to provide Lido tickets for many families and is doing so again in the latest round of grants.

The fund was established thanks to the support of people who make donations at WinterFest’s free music, arts and spoken word events. Grants are given to people in Brightlingsea for activities or equipment to help improve their mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Alix Sheppard, co-founder of Brightlingsea WinterFest said: “We are delighted to be able to work with Brightlingsea Lido in such a positive way and it is very good to know that families who are struggling financially have been able to enjoy a wonderful time there with sessions paid for by the Wellbeing Fund.”

Mick Barry, Lido Trustee and Mayor of Brightlingsea said: “WinterFest and The Lido are great examples of two organisations working well together with the same aims, for the good of the community.”

The WinterFest plaque has been placed on a wall at The Lido along with other plaques recognising the vital support The Lido has received from a wide range of organisations and companies.

The WinterFest Wellbeing Fund is currently inviting applications from people in Brightlingsea for grants worth up to £100. For more details visit or pick up an application form at the town council’s offices.

The closing date for applications is July 22nd.

Pictured are Alix Sheppard, co-founder of Brightlingsea WinterFest, Nicki Martin, Brightlingsea Lido manager and Mick Barry, Lido trustee and Mayor of Brightlingsea.

© Brightlingsea WinterFest
Submit Event