When Circus Starr returns to Macclesfield in September, some of the children attending will be there thanks to donations from customers of Crewe-based motoring giant Swansway Motor Group.
Founded in 1987, Circus Starr is a unique organisation which, to date, has given over one million children with disabilities and less privileged backgrounds the chance to ‘run away’ to the circus and forget their troubles for a day.
Swansway has been supporting Circus Starr since January 2016, as the firm’s David Smyth explained: “For each car we sell on the Motability scheme we give £20 to Circus Starr.
“That’s the cost of one child and their parent or carer going to a Circus Starr performance – but, for the children who attend, this is so much more than just a trip to the circus.”
The second quarter of 2018 saw Swansway sell 165 cars on the Motability Scheme, meaning a £3,300 donation to Circus Starr.
David added: “We’re so delighted to be involved with Circus Starr and our latest donation means we’ve now given £32,569 to this wonderful organisation and we know they value every penny.”
Cirus Starr fundraising manager Simone Unett said: “For children, their parents and siblings, visiting a Circus Starr performance can be life-changing.
“It allows the whole family to share a truly magical experience free of any worries, knowing their needs will be met and their senses wowed.
“It’s a place families who too often miss out on fun can relax, be themselves and feel included.”
To find out more about Circus Starr, see their website: www.circus-starr.org.uk