Jessica loves live music and is a super fan of street buskers!

Life for Jessica and her family is never easy. She has profound and multiple learning difficulties, is registered blind, and requires support in everything she does.

Her Mum, Kerry, told us that family trips are always difficult to navigate, especially because her daughter is a wheelchair user.

“We almost have to walk through every scenario in our minds to be able to make a decision whether the outing is achievable and truly of benefit.”

And we’re happy to say that their visit to Circus Starr was definitely worthwhile.

“No competition, hands down this was the best outing Jessica has had in many, many years!

We felt welcome, we did not stand out from the crowd, it didn’t matter what sounds we made or how we expressed ourselves, we were allowed to be ourselves and have fun.”

It’s wonderful to hear that the our show had such a positive impact on the family.

But it wasn’t only our performance that made their visit such a success, Kerry explained why she thought our additional accessibility projects were also beneficial.

“I loved the sensory story! It allowed us to help Jessica anticipate what would be happening and prepare. It is a lovely story with some good little props to help reinforce the words. Jessica was so excited by the story and then by the circus itself, it was a joy to see. I have to say that having Changing Places Facilities on site made a world of difference too!”

Jessica was only able to enjoy our inclusive show and sensory pack thanks to the incredibly kind support of businesses in her area.

Kerry wanted to share a message with those who had made it possible for them to attend.

“I would love you to know that our trip to Circus Starr brought such smiles and squeals of delight that are priceless to our family.  We struggle to find accessible, meaningful opportunities for Jessica now she has grown into adulthood. Circus Starr broke down all of the barriers to enable Jessica and us a day to cherish.  Thank you so much.”

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