Circus with a very special purpose gets £3,200 donation from Swansway Motor Group
Date published: 11 January 2018
Letter from a child who visited Circus Starr
Swansway Motor Group has been supporting charitable organisation, Circus Starr since January 2016 and has now donated a further £3,220.
Founded in 1987, Circus Starr has given over a million underprivileged children, and children with disabilities, the chance to run away to the circus and forget their troubles for a day.
David Smyth, director of family owned Swansway Motor Group, which operates Swansway Honda Rochdale on Queensway, explained: “For each car we sell on the Motability scheme we give £20 to Circus Starr; that is the cost of one child and their parent or carer going to a Circus Starr performance. For the children who attend, this is so much more than just a trip to the circus.”
In the final quarter of 2017 Swansway sold 161 cars on the Motability Scheme, meaning a further £3,220 donation to Circus Starr.
Circus Starr fundraising manager, Simone Unett said: “We are just so thrilled, another donation from Swansway, this time £3,220 - thank you.
“For children and their parents, visiting a Circus Starr performance can be life changing, allowing the whole family to experience something together, with no worries as to whether their disabilities will cause a problem, where young carers can let go of their responsibilities and just be children again.”
Mr Smyth added: “I am a dad of three chidren and what Circus Starr does is very humbling, if Swansway can help in just some small way then we are delighted to do so.”