Charity Grant is a Big Top Hit with Children

Society’s donation pays for local youngsters to attend a circus show.

From clowning around to the tumbling thrills of world class acrobats, children enjoyed a day out at the circus thanks to regional building society the West Brom.

The Society made a £250 donation so 15 local children could attend Circus Starr’s Big Top show staged in West Park, Wolverhampton, in support of Compton Hospice.

Circus Starr, ‘The Circus with a Purpose’, is an independent charitable organisation which operates a unique donated ticket programme enabling children to enjoy the magic of circus free of charge because of the support of local businesses.

Through the scheme under-privileged children and children with disabilities from local charities and community groups are treated to a Big Top display of top class acrobats, clowns, entertainers, trapeze artists, aerialists, illusionists and dancers.

Neville Wilson, Director, Circus Starr, said: “We are always stunned by the fantastic support we get from the local community each year.

We have seen time and again how a trip to the circus can have a positive and sometimes even life-changing impact on many children and we are very grateful for West Brom’s generous support.

James Wright, Divisional Director at West Brom, said: “Supporting the community goes to the heart of what we believe in as a mutual organisation. Circus Starr is a great initiative to entertain and engage children who would not normally get a chance to enjoy such an event.”

The West Brom’s donation was made through the Mercian Community Trust, a partnership between the Society and the Diocese of Lichfield to support community groups and charitable causes in the region.

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