Brothers help ringside charity collections during circus show

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Two young brothers helped fundraise for disabled children during a visit to the circus.

Eoin and Joseph Murray got to clown around with Circus Starr’s resident funnyman Chico Rico when the Big Top rolled into MK.

The two brothers joined family and friends from Holy Trinity Church in Deanshanger to take part in ringside collections for the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

The congregation of Holy Trinity Church have been busy fundraising for Newlife – the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – and the £267 collected at the Circus Starr performances in Milton Keynes brings their total - since September last year - to almost £5,000.

Newlife has already helped 142 families in Buckinghamshire – and the charity is currently working with another three families with equipment needs totalling £9,120.

Money raised by the members of Holy Trinity Church has already helped fund specialist equipment for three disabled children including twins Marcia and Emerson Lee from Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire who have cerebral palsy.

Circus Starr is a charitable organisation that supports disabled, underprivileged and vulnerable children. Partnering with Newlife Foundation for their autumn tour will support Newlife in providing specialist equipment – such as wheelchairs, seating, walking frames and communication aids – for under-19s in the individual counties where the money was collected.