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Wednesday 21 July 2021

A circus which helps schools and charities raise money says it’s “teetering on the brink of collapse” after the pandemic

Happy’s Circus charges a fixed fee to perform, then lets the venue sell tickets and take the profits, and it also provides monthly support and lesson plans.

Pippa Lee is originally from Morden, and went to the Brit School in Croydon, but left to become a trapeze artist.

She says told us that "growing up in Morden is hard many of my friends had trained with in dance schools were out of work. So I then trained on the trapeze. 

When I joined Happy’s Circus in 2006 it changed my whole life. Not only did I get to perform every day. I also got the great satisfaction from our shows raising money for schools. The new life opened my eyes up to the world and helped me perform and grow as a person. 

Happy's Circus is so rewarding as you can see the children’s faces light up, especially now after they have been closed in for so long. The PTAs at the schools just love the joy it brings.

I feel when we come to the South London areas, we are bringing children something I never had at school. A little bit of magic, and a lot of inspiration and hope.

With a little help from others, we hope we can continue doing what we do."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

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