Eleven year old Elliot loves to escape through the magical world of circus! Based in Edinburgh, Elliot got to experience our circus as part of our winter tour and loved it so much that he travelled to see our Big Top show when we visited Newcastle.

This super fan has Down Syndrome and ADHD meaning he often misses the chance to enjoy arts as he struggles with trips to the cinema or theatre.

His Mum Claire explains, “Elliot doesn’t usually sit still for longer than two minutes with his ADHD, but Circus Starr was one of the only places he would sit through the whole show. He is mesmerised when watching the performance and loves the whole atmosphere. He just fell in love with circus from the first time I ever took him and now we ‘count the number of sleeps’ until we go again!”

Our generous donors didn’t just allow Elliot and his family to make memories together, they helped him find his passion. Now his room is full of circus themed posters, curtains and bedding, and he has something to look forward to year on year.

“You feel so welcome and relaxed at Circus Starr, all of the team members speak to the kids and make them feel so special!! Thank you to all of the businesses that help to make it possible.”

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