Circus Starr to put on performance for vulnerable children at Hellesdon school

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Dominic Bareham dominic.bareham2@archant.co.uk
Friday, January 17, 2014
6:30 AM

Vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged children will have the opportunity to see jugglers and illusionists at the weekend when the Circus Starr rolls into town.

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Tomorrow the circus will be welcoming hundreds of local children and their families to see the show at Hellesdon High School for free.

With the support of local businesses, the circus will be able to take even more children from the communities of Norwich to see the children’s variety show.

The performance will see the comeback of Peanuts the Clown by popular demand along with some classic circus favourites including hula hoopers, jugglers and illusionists, while there will also be a human slinky.

Over the past few months, local businesses have been buying tickets to the show as part of Circus Starr’s unique donated ticket programme.

The tickets have been donated to a wide range of local children’s services, schools and community groups.

As well as the children who will be enjoying this year’s performance, any extra funds raised will be donated to The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, which provides care and comfort to those nearing the end of their lives.

Neville Wilson, director of Circus Starr, said: “We are always stunned by the fantastic support we receive from the Norwich businesses and the warm welcome we are given from the entire community each year.

“We are very much looking forward to hosting our variety show here in the new year.”

Tickets cost £15 and the money will enable a vulnerable, sick or disabled child to enjoy the circus.

Any new business wishing to make a donation should call Circus Starr directly on 01260 288690.

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