The latest FDR Foundation award provided funding for 30 children and their families to attend the Big Top Circus in Warrington.
The recipients have been nominated from Warrington schools and organisations, and for many this was the first time they have had the chance to see the wonder of a Circus event and have a family day out. The Circus Starr production is a relaxed and inclusive show and proved to be a magical experience for all. All involved with the FDR Foundation were delighted to get the following feedback after the event:
“Grant making foundations like the FDR Foundation have helped make our tour possible and guaranteed that we can remove barriers to having fun to children and their families who cannot, otherwise, afford or access this life-enhancing, confidence building experience.
Amelia is 3 and has a rare form of epilepsy and a hole in her heart which means she stops breathing up to 15 times a day. On show days Amelia is so excited she's dressed and ready to go by 6:30 am. She is a huge fan of Chico Rico the clown. His potato juggling act has had such an impact on her she insists on taking a potato to bed to cuddle! Amelia's mum Marina admits: "Amelia leaves the shows so happy. It is so nice for us to have no worries while we are there. My sons really enjoy it too because the show has something for everyone. We never feel judged, even though it looks like we're moving house with the amount of things we need for Amelia when we go out. We don't get any respite and sometimes feel so cut off from the world so I really enjoy and love our time at the Circus."
Thank you to all who support the FDR Foundation to enable us to "make a difference"