Photo gallery and video: Peanuts the Clown and co bring all the fun of the Circus Starr to Hellesdon children

Circus Starr stages its children's variety show at Hellesdon High School, providing fun for vulnerable and disabled children from communities around Norwich. Circus Starr stages its children's variety show at Hellesdon High School, providing fun for vulnerable and disabled children from communities around Norwich.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
7:34 PM

Jugglers, illusionists and Peanuts the Clown brought the fun of the circus to vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged children during a performance at Hellesdon High School today.

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Hundreds of local children and their families were welcomed to see the performers from the Circus Starr for free.

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

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

Over the past few months, local businesses had been buying tickets to the show as part of Circus Starr’s unique Donated Ticket Programme.

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

As well as the children enjoying this year’s performance, any extra funds raised were set to 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.”

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