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Sponsorship of Circus Starr’s Big Top Show and Buxton Opera House

Sponsorship of Circus Starr's Big Top Show and Buxton Opera House


We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of both Buxton Opera house and Circus Starr’s big top show. Circus Starr’s aim is to bring the fun of the circus to disadvantaged and vulnerable children. By creating a family-friendly and relaxed environment, the company have produced an event which ‘brings everyone closer, encourages creativity and allows people to become stronger and more able to face life’s challenges head on’. At Illingworth, we support and encourage these values of bettering the lives of critically ill children through our patient-centric approach to clinical research. This local event which puts vulnerable children at the heart of the experience reflects our notion of putting the patient back at the centre of research. In total, we are sponsoring 100 children to attend the show at Macclesfield Rugby club. We hope that this event will continue to flourish and allow as many families and young children as possible to experience a wonderful day out at the circus.

Buxton opera house is a grade II listed building which seats 902 guests. With over 450 performances each year, the support of sponsors is vital for the group to continue their work within the community whilst preserving the prestigious Edwardian theatre itself.  This is a fantastic opportunity for us to sponsor valuable, community-driven work such as their programme for schools and young company schemes. Their education programme offers workshops for all key stages and their young company is a creative platform for young, aspiring theatre makers. Young Company offers the opportunity to ‘experiment, develop and fine tune their creative skills in both performance and production, in a safe and supportive environment with the full support of our professional team’.

Marketing Manager, Amy Bumford, commented on these new sponsorship opportunities: “we are delighted to announce these two new sponsorships and to support such brilliant local causes. Circus Starr is a wonderful cause, and close to our hearts as it is based near our head office. Their work with unwell and disadvantaged children is simply fantastic. Our sponsorship with Buxton Opera House is driven by an appreciation for this incredible venue and a desire to ensure it can continue to thrive”. We look forward to continued sponsorship of both companies which carry out-life changing work within the community.