Circus workshops benefit from grant

Worthing Community Chest presents social enterprise CircusSeen with a cheque for 1,403

Worthing Community Chest presents social enterprise CircusSeen with a cheque for 1,403

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Acrobatics and hula hooping were some of the skills demonstrated at CircusSeen's end-of-term performance.

The Worthing Community Chest team was in the audience at the Sidney Walter Centre to see the new skills young people had learned.

The charity then presented the social enterprise with a cheque for £1,403.

Trustee Melinda Dixon said: "It was a real pleasure to be able to present CircusSeen with a cheque and to be able to see the new skills that the young people had learned.

"We were treated to a display of poi, acrobatics, hula hooping and staff spinning, all carried out with great aplomb."

Worthing Community Chest’s aim is to support projects that enable social and economic wellbeing by awarding grants to non-profit groups in the area.

Trustee Ann Stimpson said: "Groups such as CircusSeen provide a brilliant opportunity for young people and also adults in Worthing to come together and do something interesting and active in their spare time.

"The group not only provides them with fun skills but also with the confidence to present to others. Worthing Community Chest is very proud to support CircusSeen."

CircusSeen runs circus skills workshops and performances for all age ranges.

Funding manager Matt Dumbleton said: "CircusSeen was delighted to perform for Worthing Community Chest and the students really enjoyed the cheque presentation.

"This grant has secured room costs for our children's circus classes and paid for a wonderful and much-needed new sound system.

"The team and students are very grateful to Worthing Community Chest for their continued, valuable support."

To apply for a Worthing Community Chest grant or to make a donation to help the work of the charity, visit worthingcommunitychest.org or call 01903 221080.

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