The circus making the kids the ‘Starrs’


Circus Starr is in full tour mode, criss-crossing the country to give less privileged children and children with disabilities the chance to ‘run away’ to the circus and forget their troubles for a day.

Founded in 1987, Circus Starr is a unique organisation which family-owned Swansway Motor Group (based in Crewe, with 4 dealerships in the town, Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Jaguar) has been supporting since January 2016.

Swansway director 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, it can be life-changing.”



The third quarter of 2018 saw Swansway donate more than £3,000 to Circus Starr.

David continued: “We’re so delighted to be involved with Circus Starr and our latest donation means we’ve now given £35,869 to this wonderful organisation and we know they value every penny.”

Circus 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.

“We’re thrilled with Swansway’s continued support and another donation, this time £3,300.

“A big thank you to all the staff at Swansway who make this happen.”