Rotary Club treats families to the ‘big top’

3rd June

Rotarians greeting children and carers on arrival

Everyone loves the Circus, especially children. When John Lawson’s Circus arrived at Hellingly recently, the members of Heathfield & Waldron Rotary Club decided that after such a difficult year it would be good to treat children and carers to a visit. It was hoped to bring some light relief to some of those most disadvantaged and impacted by the pandemic.

Family Support Work charity and Local Primary Schools played their part in finding children who could benefit most from such a treat, and pupils from Cross in Hand, St. Richards and All Saints, Parkside and Hellingly with their carers, had a night to remember, entertained by an amazing range of acts and artistes from many countries. Their help enabled the rotary club to treat families to a night to remember.

One of the acts from John Lawson Circus

The “Big Top” Tent at Lawson’s Circus hosted showcased Tightwire and Aerial Trapeze, Burlesque Balancing, High Speed Juggling, Knife Thowing, and Unicycling. Of course no trip to the circus would be complete without the ubiquitous clown – who in this case was the hilarious – Pip the Clown. It was all great fun with colour, lights, music lots of action, and of course lots and lots of laughter.

“Heathfield & Waldron Rotary Club wish to thank the “Kids Out” Charity for their help and bright red “Kids Out” caps, and to Lawson’s Circus for their co-operation and for putting on such a fantastic Show. Thanks to Lawsons Circus for such a great Show.” commented Ray James from Heathfield & Waldron Rotary Club.