Circus performance for people with Learning Disabilities a huge success!

Circus performance for people with Learning Disabilities a huge success!

Christies Care, the national live-in care provider, collaborated with Circus Petite, the Suffolk touring Circus, to put on a special FREE circus performance for people with learning Disabilities at Felixstowe Beachside Events Area on 21st September.

Almost 100 guests gathered in sunshine to enjoy a specially tailored performance by Circus Petite. Acts included the amazing Justo the Clown, jugglers, rope walking, hula-hooping, magic, fire displays and lots more.

Before the performance the group enjoyed some fun activities including ‘Everybody Dance Now’ Zumba by Erin-Lea Murphy and face painting followed by lunch with the performers. For the performance, Christies Care’s specialist Learning Disabilities team had advised the Circus on how to ensure the performance was appropriate and enjoyable for the audience.

Lin Barnes, Director of Christies Care said: “Following really positive feedback from a similar event last year, where we also worked with Circus Petite, we wanted to recreate the opportunity for adults with Learning Disabilities again this year. The team at Circus Petite have been extremely accommodating and we’re thrilled that together we have delivered another successful event.”

Daniel Bean, co-founder of Circus Petite, said: “The specialist team at Christies Care has helped us to ensure we are offering an entertaining show that is appropriate and comfortable for an audience with learning disabilities. We’ve had a great tour of Suffolk this year and having the opportunity to do something like this really is the icing on the cake…”