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Arnold Clark supports ‘the circus with a purpose’

Children’s charity Circus Starr is given a helping hand.

Circus Starr members

Circus Starr members

Arnold Clark has recently donated to Circus Starr – an organisation that helps to raise funds for local charities while providing free seats for thousands of disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable children.

The donation will enable 20 children to see the spellbinding show that features world-class professional artists from across the globe.

Since Circus Starr was established in 1987, it has given over one million underprivileged or disabled children across the country the chance to enjoy a magical and entertaining circus show. The Autumn Tour 2015 will see performances from aerial acrobats, gymnasts and hilarious clowns as they take to the stage.

The benefits of the show are truly remarkable with many parents and carers reporting that their children experience:

  • Reduced sense of fear, isolation and anxiety
  • Increased confidence, sociability and self-esteem
  • Greater connectedness to others, a feeling of inclusion

Parents and carers have also discovered that children who typically find it difficult to concentrate are completely captivated and enthralled by the shows. Overall, the experience helps to distract children and young people from their everyday worries and build positive memories for the future. The locations and accessibility are also paramount to the success of the shows.

Backed by organisations such as Barnados, National Autistic Society and CLIC Sargent the circus looks set to continue its highly successful tours that are proving to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

Arnold Clark is proud to support this interesting and invaluable service for children and families who need it most.

See the circus in action

About the Author

Natalie Little

Staff writer at Arnold Clark