The circus with a good purpose

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Under privileged and disabled children from all over the city will be treated to a trip to the circus next week.

Circus Starr, otherwise known as ‘the circus with a purpose’, is funded by donations from businesses in each town it visits.

It will pitch up at Milton Keynes Irish Centre at 4.45pm on Monday.

The show will feature world-class acrobats, entertainers, trapeze artists, aerialists, illusionists and dancers.

The touring circus, started in 1987, is an independent charitable organisation that operates a Donated Ticket programme supported by businesses.

It tours with its show three times a year and covers 75 different venues.

Director, Neville Wilson, said: “Thanks to the generous support of Milton Keynes businesses, under privileged children and children from disabilities from local children’s charities and community groups will be going to the circus with their families.”

He added: “We are always stunned by the fantastic support we receive from Milton Keynes and the warm welcome we are given from the entire community each year.

“We know from 30 years of successful touring how a trip to the circus can have a positive and sometimes even life-changing impact on many children.

“We are very grateful for this generous support.”

The circus will have an added bonus for Willen Hospice as it is the charity chosen to receive any profits raised from the show.