Clare Condy Circus Scholarship

Our new Clare Condy Circus Scholarship is funded by the friends and family of Clare, an aerialist and one of our ACDC members. With their generous support, a young person from Islington is taking part in our youth circus programme for free this academic year.

“Clare Condy loved to dance in the air. She learnt the skill at Circus Space now the National Centre for Circus Skills; her preference was for aerial silks. As a child Clare was very physical and well-coordinated and she was often found up a tree. When Clare first started going to Circus Space, she couldn't even lift her own weight. But she persisted and it paid off. Clare became an accompolished and elegant dancer in the air, and she adored it, practicing her skill whenever she had some spare time. Sadly Clare died of cancer at the age of 49 in 2014. She leaves a son, Douglas, who's inherited her love of sport and fitness. Clare was also a sociable person, she was caring, lots of fun and a great support to her friends. She also loved children. The Clare Condy Circus Scholarship has been set up by her friends as a tribute to her life. It aims to give a young person the chance to enrich their life through circus skills. We hope that person enjoys dancing in the air as much as Clare did.” 

Katherine Roberts, friend of Clare

100% of places on our youth programmes are subsidised and 60% of young people access our training for free, allowing everyone with a passion for circus to take part. This is only made possible through the generosity of our supporters and friends.

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