Circus rolls into town and helps raise £4,500 for Upminster school

Happy's Circus bringing the circus to Engayne Primary School as part of the parents association fund

Happy's Circus bringing the circus to Engayne Primary School as part of the parents association fundraising activities - Credit: Archant

Acrobats, aerialists and clowns from across the world wowed a 600-strong audience after a school playing field was transformed for one night only.

Happy's Circus bringing the circus to Engayne Primary School as part of the parents association fund

Happy's Circus bringing the circus to Engayne Primary School as part of the parents association fundraising activities - Credit: Archant

In the space of just 24 hours, Happy’s Circus was able to set up a marquee, perform and leave with little more than a few tyre marks on the grass to show they had been there.

The fun-filled night at Engayne Primary School in Upminster last Wednesday provided plenty of laughs for everyone who attended but more importantly raised about £4,500 for the school.

Neil Levett, of the Engayne Primary Friends Association, said: “The night was superb. The circus acts are absolutely fantastic, I first saw them 18 months ago and loved it so that’s why I made sure to book them.

Happy's Circus bringing the circus to Engayne Primary School as part of the parents association fund

Happy's Circus bringing the circus to Engayne Primary School as part of the parents association fundraising activities - Credit: Archant

“The kids were shouting and screaming at the top of their voices, laughing at everything that was going on.”


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Happy’s Circus raises more than £270,000 a year for schools and other good causes throughout the UK with professionally trained performers from across the world.

Using state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, the no animals circus show provided the audience with an evening of activities and entertainment.

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