A fundraising campaign has been launched to help eight international circus performers who have been left stranded in the south of England due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The situation in the UK continues to be serious with over 41 thousand deaths from COVID-19 to date.
The Mongolian artistes, who are living at Zippos Circus headquarters in Enborne, have been out of work since the Government shut all theatres on March 17 and, with no recourse to public funds, are currently surviving on donations from West Berkshire Food Bank.
Thanks to the food bank and help from Greenham Trust, some have managed to make it back home. It is now hoped that around £6,000 can be raised to try and get the remaining artistes back to their home country on the next flight to Mongolia, which is scheduled to leave Germany on Friday next week.