MORE than 850 children with special needs and their carers enjoyed a day out on Southend seafront thanks to Rotarians.

Members of Rotary clubs, including Southend, Rochford, Thorpe Bay, Canvey, Basildon Concorde, Stanford and Corringham, Billericay Mayflower and Grays Thurrock, accompanied children with special needs on the annual day out.

Organiser Frank Rush said: “This is Rotary clubs working together for the benefit of the community.”