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11 November, 2019


Motoring giant supports Circus Starr


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: