Giffords Circus has announced that all proceeds from the closing show of their sell out 2016 tour, The Painted Wagon, will be donated to Maggie’s Cheltenham.
Sales from tickets to the 5pm performance on Sunday 25 September at the circus’ HQ, Fennells Farm, will support the charity close to the circus’ heart. Giffords 0Circus co-founder, Nell Gifford has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer and has benefited from the support of Maggie’s Cheltenham Cancer Care Centre.
Nell Gifford said: “Maggie’s have been hugely beneficial to my journey and the support they offered me at a tough time was invaluable. Cancer is something that touches each and every one of us in some way – almost all of us have a friend or family member or someone we hold dear who’s been treated for the disease. We’re passionate about helping Maggie’s to continue to help others. The resources and care the centre in Cheltenham offers is phenomenal and offers a healing environment of support. I hope Giffords Circus fans and newcomers alike will be out in force to dig deep and raise a fantastic figure for the charity, ending The Painted Wagon tour on an almighty high.”
Maggie’s Cancer Care offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Maggie’s Cheltenham Care Centre is found on College Baths Road and is a place with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people and places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.
Centre Head at Maggie’s Cheltenham, Jane Fide said: “It is fantastic for Giffords Circus to be supporting Maggie’s. As a charity Maggie’s Cheltenham relies on donations and fundraising events, which allows us to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support, offering the best support possible to people with cancer as well as their family and friends. I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and I know everyone at Maggie’s greatly appreciates their efforts.”
Giffords Circus wish to champion the work of Maggie’s Cheltenham as a thank you for the support the charity offered Nell Gifford during her treatment for breast cancer. Returning from a sell out stint in London, Giffords Circus’ The Painted Wagon is currently touring Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, entertaining audiences with this original whip-crackin’ horse-wranglin’ hell-raisin’ Wild West extravaganza.
Directed by the critically acclaimed Cal McCrystal, The Painted Wagon invites audiences to a spectacle of eye-catching acrobatics and aerialists from far and distant lands, dancing horses, bounty hunting and gold panning, all to the beat of the “Dodge City” Giffords Circus saloon band.
The Painted Wagon comes to a close in September. Giffords Circus’ charity performance will take place on Sunday 25 September at 5pm at Fennells Farm, Lypiatt, Stroud. Tickets are priced at £22 for adults and £14 for children age 3 – 14; under 3’s go free if sitting on a lap. This includes a hog roast for which donations can be made. All proceeds from this performance go to Maggie’s Cheltenham Cancer Care Centre.
Tickets are still available for the final three grounds in The Painted Wagon tour –Marlborough Common, Stratton Meadows Cirencester and Fennells Farm, Stroud. Limited places for supper at Circus Sauce Restaurant are also available. To book tickets for the remaining dates and the final charity performance, visit www.giffordscircus.com or the Box Office on 0845 459 7469.