CIRCUS FOR  CHARITY FUNDRAISING

Happy’s Circus for hire. We are dedicated to bringing the enchanting world of circus to Charity Fundraisers across the UK, raising substantial funds and promoting community spirit. Founded in 1992, Happy’s Circus is the market leader with over two decades of experience of working with Charities and Schools

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

SEPTEMBER 2019

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on: 02380 613288

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“Millions raised since 1992”

Happy’s Circus provides a professional all human (no animals) 2.5 hour experience. The shows are hosted by a Ringmaster & Clown and feature Acrobats, Aerialists, Speciality Acts, Magic, Audience Participation with loads of fun and much, much more!

Happy’s Circus is self-contained with innovative sound and lighting technology. Each of the colourful, all weather Big Tops seats up to 600 people. Each circus is designed for recreation grounds/parks, school sports fields, football/rugby/cricket clubs or anyone who has 50m x 50m flat grassed area. The shows are ideal for urban premises and villages with restricted access. Transport includes no articulated lorries. The shows are compliant with Risk Assessments, confirmation of Fire, Health & Safety documentation, together with £10m Public Liability Insurance. All staff abide by a strict code of conduct.

Your experienced dedicated 1-2-1 telephone support will be with you every step of the way, from your initial enquiry to the end of your successful Circus Day. This customer service includes Your Guide to Selling 600 seats, a comprehensive Action Plan, tickets, posters, photographs and problem solving.

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2.5 hour Family Experience for

Fundraising & Fun

From one to three day events 

Weekend & weekday shows 

 Pre-Show warm up starts 30 minutes

before show

 Free Post-Show Photos

THE FIRST & BEST CIRCUS FOR FUNDRAISING AT SCHOOLS & CHARITIES

CASE STUDY

I wanted a fresh idea for fundraising for our 320 pupil primary school. I saw an advert for Happy’s Circus in PTA+ Magazine, had a look at their website and was staggered to see the booking calendar was already full – fortunately they had a cancellation!

Happy’s sent us promotional material, tickets and a CD with every bit if information you could possibly need (including insurance, certificates, selling techniques, planning etc) The CD also had suggestions for incorporating the circus into the curriculum, so I sent the PTFA teacher rep details of circus related work for KS1 and KS2. This contained everything from clown pictures to colour in, to poems, designing clown carts and the history of the circus.

To raise awareness of the circus, I walked around the playground wearing a clown wig and a sandwich board advertising the circus and selling tickets. we sold tickets for a flat rate of £7.50 each (regardless of whether for a child or adult) or £25 for four (under twos sitting on parents laps were free) I put up posters all over Winchester as we could not expect to sell 600 tickets purely to families with in out school and I also emailed other local primary schools.

We made a Kitchener-style poster on an A frame at the school entrance saying “13 days to go – have you bought your ticket yet?” and the number of days reduced each day. This acted as a great reminder to the parents and we shall definitely use this again in the future.
I was pleased to start getting telephone calls for tickets, so i organised for buyers to collect their tickets at the school front office and leave payment – thankfully we sold all 600 tickets.

The circus crew were very friendly and did not mind answering my questions on the day of the event. We organised for the children to dress in circus themed clothes for £1, so the audience looked wonderful. The event was spectacular with lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” from the audience. At the start of the second half (after a 30 minute interval), We have had so much positive feedback since the event that we have decided to book Happy’s Circus again – we felt we’d get a better response by having a two year gap. It was very satisfying that we made £2,800 clear profit out of the event, and would not hesitate in recommending it to an school.

Jo Griffiths, secretary, Kings Worthy Primary School

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