Circus treat for Brian House kids

The Circus Starr performers are heading to Blackpool.
The Circus Starr performers are heading to Blackpool.
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Businesses in Blackpool have helped pay for a collection of tickets to a magic circus show for poorly children across the Fylde coast.

Magic and circus act Circus Starr is coming to the resort and, thanks to supporters, tickets have been made available for children at Brian House children’s hospice.

It is because any surplus funds raised by the show are donated to a charity on its tour, and this time it’s Brian House, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, which will benefit.

Circus Starr director Neville Wilson said: “The children we invite to our shows face many challenges.

“Some have physical disabilities or learning difficulties, others have life limiting illnesses or are living in refuges. For all of them, life is a struggle and few ever have the chance to experience a live show such as ours.

“We simply could not do this without the support we receive from Blackpool businesses from the big corporations to the sole traders – every donation we receive makes a difference to these children’s lives.”

Circus Starr’s show features antics from Nicolino the Clown as well as Chinese pole and aerial strap performances, jugglers, acrobats and knife balancing acts.

Together with dance, music and illusion, it all takes place in a big top circus tent.

Brian House community fund-raiser, Lisa Martin, said: “We are thrilled to have Circus Starr as a partner; their support means so much to us.

“Circus Starr is a very talented group of performers with an enviable track record of helping children who face all kinds of challenges in life and everyone here at Brian House appreciates their generosity.”

Circus Starr will bring its new tour to the Solaris Centre on Harrowside, on Wednesday, August 24. Shows are at 4.45pm and 7pm. For tickets and details call (01260) 288690.