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18 for 18

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And we're off!! 18 hours of circus have begun! 

We reached our original £1800 target !!!!! We reached £2000!!!!  We've extended the target so donations can still be made. Thank you SO much to everyone that has donated so far, your support means so much to Aisling

About 18 for 18
I’m Aisling and I'm setting up an event for my 18th birthday called 18 for 18 it is to raise awareness for mental health issues and how circus helps people to improve their mental health.
This is really important to me because I think everyone that knows me knows that I struggle a lot with anxiety and depression and circus has helped me so much to be able to get through that and helped me deal with that. When I first started circus I had been bedridden for 2 years and it gave me something to get up for so I’m calling it 18 for 18 because it is one hour of circus for every year I have been alive because if it wasn’t for circus I probably wouldn’t be turning 18.
Each hour is a class with online and in person options as well so people who can’t come in in person are still able to join. All of the money raised is going to go to the Circus Central BTEC fund so that anyone who wants to do the course but doesn’t have the money can still get involved. Finding funding for this course was really hard for me and is really hard for other people on the course so I want to make it easier for people.
It will be on the 12th January it will start at 6am and finish at 12 midnight as it goes into the 13th (that’s when my birthday is so it will finish as I turn 18).
We are aiming to reach £1800 as this covers the cost for 1 person to join the BTEC level 2 which is where I started.
About Circus Central
We are Circus Central, a circus school charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Our mission is to:
• Connect and strengthen individuals of all ages and abilities
• Develop physical, social and professional skills
• Build confident and resilient communities
To achieve our mission we offer a vibrant programme of circus activities for all ages and abilities. This includes: community workshops and classes, cabarets and performances, and accredited BTEC programmes to support progression routes.
The majority of our activities focus on young people and improving personal and professional skills.
We are so proud of Aisling and are really excited to host their 18 for 18 project! 18 for 18 embodies everything that we stand for: inclusive communities, open conversations, supporting resilience... all through the power of Circus. Come join in!


  • Anonymous
    • £200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Pete McFarlane
    • £18 
    • 2 yrs
  • Gillian Nicol
    • £20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Lyn Carruthers
    • £10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Will McKenzie
    • £10 
    • 2 yrs


Sarah Carrie
Circus Central ( NECDT)
Registered nonprofit
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