Circus Starr is a touring circus troupe boasting world-class, professional artists from across the globe. It was first founded in 1987 to help raise much-needed funds for local charities whilst providing free seats for thousands of disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable children.
Through its unique network of partner charities and local businesses, Circus Starr provides over £1.3 million worth of free tickets to local children, their families and community groups throughout the UK every year.
Businesses like ours provide Circus Starr with this vital support by purchasing tickets that are then allocated to local children’s charities and community groups. The Donate Ticket Programme enables thousands of children to discover the magic of the circus.
The Cheshire Academy of Integrate Sport and Art is one of the organisations that benefits from the Circus Starr Donate Ticket Programme. The ward-winning centre based in Crewe provides sporting and social opportunities for individuals with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, including Liz Hughes and her family. Liz is mother to 12-year old twins, Daniel and Sophie, who have been attending the academy since they were 18-months old.
Daniel was born with Cerebral Palsy and Sophie has learning difficulties. They have been supported as a whole family unit, with health, education, social and even legal issues. Liz explains,