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Homeless Flintshire families enjoy day at circus

HOMELESS Flintshire families enjoyed a fun evening out at the circus, thanks to the generosity of a Chester business.

Nuclear power company Urenco, which is based in Capenhurst, bought tickets for the Chester leg of Circus Starr’s national human circus tour, and donated them to youngsters from Save the Family’s Together Village at Plas Bellin Hall, Northop.

The children and their families saw performances by acrobats and trapeze artists, and laughed along with the clowns during the one-night show at Chester Racecourse.

Circus Starr’s, a community organisation set up to raise thousands of pounds for charities from the advance sales of tickets to businesses, has donated more than £1m worth of tickets to UK communities.

The tickets are then donated to community groups who otherwise would not get the chance to enjoy the magic of circus.

Now Save the Family will be able to help even more families following the opening of a new Chester centre, The Together Village, Cotton Edmunds.

Families are housed in temporary accommodation, with parents getting the chance to receive training that will enable them to integrate back into society.

A spokesman for Save the Family said: “We are immensely grateful to the generosity of Urenco.”

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