Please find attached the information regarding how you can help this year to provide a wonderful day for these children & also provide ongoing invaluable support for local charities.
The Rotary Club of Ryde, the founding hosts of Circus Quirkus, would like to sincerely thank you for requesting information regarding this special event. Each year, Circus Quirkus is held at the Blacktown Workers Club for thousands of local special needs and disadvantaged children. This year, with more children on our waiting list than ever, we really need your help!
The purpose of the event is two-fold:
Firstly, this Festival (produced by International Entertainment) brings fun and respite into the lives of over 5000 children & their families/carers, from over 120 local welfare, disability & care organizations. Through no fault of their own, these kids miss out on so much that most of us take for granted. Circus Quirkus gives them a day they’ll always remember, with some of the world’s best performers astounding them with acrobatics, clowning, juggling, death-defying stunts and lots of comedy!
Secondly, the event raises much-needed funds for charities. For example, funds distributed previously have supported Interplast Surgical Campaign; provided a BIPAP machine for the Emergency Dept of Ryde Hospital; helped fund the construction of a school in Borjegai, Afghanistan; and supported the Melanoma Foundation.
This year, proceeds raised will help provide funding for the construction of a pre-school in Soibada, East Timor, as well as help ShelterBox continue its’ fantastic work. ShelterBox is a charity that responds instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. For example, at the moment, ShelterBox is helping the 120,000 people who have been left homeless in the wake of Cyclone Winston in Fiji. Each box supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
We would like to ask for your help to make all this possible, by helping a group of less fortunate, terminally ill, severely disabled and disadvantaged children to attend our 24th annual Circus Quirkus at the Blacktown Workers Club.