Over the past seven years, Swansway has donated over £100,000 to Circus Starr, which provides entertainment for children with disabilities, and families facing challenges such as domestic violence, low incomes or bereavement.
For every vehicle sold at a Swansway dealership on the Motability scheme, £25 is donated to enable a child and their carer to attend a Circus Starr show. This includes sales at Lancashire locations Preston Audi, Blackburn Audi, and Volkswagen Van Centre Lancashire.
This most recent donation was the first since the partnership reached the £100,000 landmark and follows the sale of 267 vehicles in July, August, and September of this year.
Circus Starr begins their next tour in January, with shows taking place up and down the UK from the 10th of January 2024 to the 2nd of February 2024, including a show in Burnley at The Life Church on January 29th, 2024.
Sarah Hall, communications and engagement manager at Circus Starr, commented: “At Circus Starr, we really appreciate Swansway Motor Group’s ongoing support, over the past seven years, the relationship has gone from strength to strength, with their donations helping us to provide the magic of the Circus to children who unfortunately would otherwise miss out on such opportunities. We’re looking forward to what the partnership brings going forward and to see their donations taking effect in Lancashire on our Winter tour.”
Swansway Motor Group director David Smyth reflected on the most recent donation: “It was brilliant that we were able to follow up the £100,000 landmark donation with an impactful donation this Autumn. Over the past seven years, I’ve been privileged to see the phenomenal and meaningful work that Circus Starr carries out and we’re looking forward to seeing what the future of the partnership brings.”