Who are they?
Circus Starr was born 26 years ago when a family friend of the circus began to rely on a local hospice for daily support when they became very ill. They noticed that the hospice was struggling financially, as were most other hospices in the country. They wanted to make a difference so that’s why Circus Starr was started.
Circus Starr is an all human touring circus. They currently perform in 75 towns across the UK each year.
In each town they aim to make a lasting impact through engaging with local businesses and generating income via sponsorships and donations. This enables them to run their unique Donated Ticket Scheme, whereby tickets are given completely free of charge to children’s charities and community groups enabling underprivileged children and children with disabilities to enjoy a memorable day at the circus.
Circus Starr has already given over 1 million children this opportunity through our Donated Ticket Scheme and with the committed help from local interest groups, authorities, media and businesses throughout the UK, they continue to raise this figure. In 2011 Circus Starr donated £1,345,000 worth of tickets to UK communities.
Any surplus they make from the shows is donated to their local charity partners. They continue to work with over 70 local charities in the UK each year, raising their profile within the communities in which they operate. Over the last ten years they have raised over £800,000 for local charities.
Charities They Support
Claire House Children’s Hospice
George Thomas Hospice Care
Baby Unit – Singleton Hospital
Children’s Ward – Northampton General Hospital
St Giles Hospice
Special Care Baby Unit
Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice
Blue Skies Hospital Fund – Blackpool Victoria Hospital Children’s Ward
Wales Air Ambulance
Keech Hospice Care
Sobell Hospice Charity
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Butterwick Children’s Hospice
St. Oswald’s Hospice
Cumbria Cerebral Palsy
The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust
Broomfield Hospital Neonatal Unit
Naomi House Children’s Hospice
Julia’s House, Dorest Children’s Hospice Service
Precious Lives Appeal
Children’s Hospice South West
St Michael’s Hospice
Acorn Children’s Hospice Trust
The Marie Curie Hospice
Lingen Davies Cancer Centre Appeal At The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
The Children’s Trust