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Stephanie Jolliffe (kneeling, front), is a member of the Companionship team at Castle View care home and a student of aerial performance at Secret Circus

Caption: Stephanie Jolliffe (kneeling, front), is a member of the Companionship team at Castle View care home and a student of aerial performance at Secret Circus

Dorchester | Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:30 am | return to news

Circus skills top the bill at Poundbury care home garden party

A Dorchester care home’s summer garden party hit the heights when a staff member brought along her aerial circus troupe and wowed residents and visitors.

Stephanie Jolliffe (kneeling, front), is a member of the Companionship team at Castle View care home and a student of aerial performance at Secret Circus

Caption: Stephanie Jolliffe (kneeling, front), is a member of the Companionship team at Castle View care home and a student of aerial performance at Secret Circus

The acrobatic show by Stephanie Jolliffe and fellow performers at Poole-based Secret Circus proved a real hit with onlookers from Castle View care home gathered for the annual party in aid of charity.

Emma Foxley, who works alongside Stephanie in the home’s Companionship team, said, “Everyone had a brilliant time and really enjoyed watching Stephanie and the others in the circus. It was an exceptional show and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.”

Among the party guests was the Mayor of Dorchester, David Taylor, on one of his first official engagements since his mayor-making ceremony at the Corn Exchange in May.

The event held at the Colten Care’s home raised more than £150 for Castle View’s chosen charity this year, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

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