Free circus tickets for disabled children in Staffordshire
Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that it has a limited number of FREE tickets available for six circus performances in Stoke, Stafford and Tamworth.
The shows have been created for children who are new to the spectacle of live performance, or who struggle to sit and concentrate.
Charity bosses say the friendly and relaxed shows will delight and entertain the whole family.
Tickets are available to families with disabled children, and those with additional needs, up to the age of 18, on a first come first served basis.
Families can choose between an early or late performance at each venue but they cannot attend both.
Presented and performed by Circus Starr, a touring circus boasting world-class professional artists from across the globe, the shows will take place on:
• Monday 20th April, 2020: Hanley Park, The Parkway, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3BB – Performances at 4.45pm or7.00pm – Free parking on site
• Sunday 10th May, 2020: Bednall Head Car Boot Site, Bednall Head Farm, Cannock Road, Benall Head, Stafford, ST17 0SG – Performances at 1.30pm or 4.00pm – Free parking on site
• Tuesday 12th May, 2020: Castle Pleasure Grounds, Tamworth Castle, Ladybank, Tamworth, B79 7NA – Performances at 4.45pm or 7.00pm – Free parking on site (opposite side of the road)
Becky Deri, Short Breaks Manager at Caudwell Children, says it’s a fantastic opportunity for disabled children to experience the excitement of the circus. As she explained: “It’s going to be great fun for all those who attend the show and it will be a relaxed performance which children of all abilities can enjoy together.
“The audience will be dazzled by flying aerialists, exhilarated by daring acrobats, and overjoyed by acts that feature low wires, parallel bars and roller skating.
“Parents will also be pleased to know that there will be no scary clowns and the show will also be animal free!
“I would urge parents and carers of disabled children in each area to secure their tickets now to avoid disappointment.”
Becky is delighted that Circus Starr has donated the tickets to the charity. She said: “Circus Starr is a Social Enterprise and they operate a unique donated ticket programme. The scheme allows children to attend free shows thanks to the generous support of local businesses.
“Company’s buy the tickets through the programme and then donate them back to a number of charities of their choice. It’s great for Circus Starr and businesses to ‘give back’ to their community in this way and we’re so pleased that they thought of us when they were deciding who to give their tickets too.”
To reserve your tickets, call Becky on 01782 433613 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org