Circus Starr, a unique social enterprise that brings the joy of the circus to numerous disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children annually, is rejoicing in the momentous milestone of receiving a generous donation totalling £100,000. This incredible contribution was made possible by the unwavering support of Swansway Motor Group and their Motability Scheme customers.
The family-owned car dealer group have been a supporter of Circus Starr since 2016, donating £25 for each car they register through the Motability Scheme. £25 covers the cost of one child and their parent or care giver to attend a Circus Starr performance.
Swansway Motor Group have successfully raised £100,000 by leasing over 5,000 Motability Scheme vehicles since 2016. This marks the first occasion that an organisation supporting Circus Starr has reached such a significant milestone in donations.
Both parties commemorated this achievement together during a Circus Starr show held at the Swansway Stadium, with attendees from Swansway Head Office, including Swansway Motor Group Director David Smyth.
Swansway Motor Group Director, David Smyth said:
“It’s our pleasure to reach the £100,000 donation mark with Circus Starr and it’s been wonderful to celebrate this milestone achievement together. Over the last few weeks, many of our team members have been able to see first-hand the importance of Circus Starr’s work.”
Sarah Hall, Communications and Engagement Manager at Circus Starr added:
“We are overwhelmed at the support we have received from Swansway Motor Group over the last 7 years. To reach such a milestone figure in their donations is something we have never experienced before, and we are incredibly grateful for their support.
It has been brilliant to celebrate with the Swansway team across the country, we’ve loved having their team at our shows and it was fantastic to celebrate at the Swansway Stadium.”
The Motability Scheme helps people with a disability and carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair if they are in receipt of a higher rate Mobility Allowance (such as the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance).
Swansway Group represent 8 car manufacturers from over 15 car dealerships in the Midlands, the North East of England and North Wales, the majority of which are accredited retailers of Motability Scheme cars.