ORANGE City Council staff hope a joint fundraising promotion with Great Moscow Circus management will raise $15,000 for charities.
The Great Moscow Circus stars will perform in Orange from June 18 to 29 and the touring show’s management has decided to donate 500 tickets to raise money for charities.
Council staff are now seeking expressions of interest from charity workers to help sell tickets and share in the proceeds.
Orange mayor John Davis said the Great Moscow Circus management was generous to offer the tickets to the charities.
“Last time the circus was in Orange it was extremely popular,” Cr Davis said.
“There should be little trouble selling these tickets and the money raised will benefit our community’s charities greatly.
“Once people see the first few shows, they’ll tell their friends and word will spread like wildfire.
“It works as a promotional strategy and it’s a generous boost for two local charities.”
According to council spokesperson Allan Reeder the circus will be held at Sir Jack Braham Park this year.
“Arrangements have been made with local sporting clubs to ensure minimal disturbance to the winter sporting season,” he said.
In order to be selected for the fundraiser partnership, charity volunteers must complete an expression of interest form that can be downloaded via the Orange City Council website www.orange.nsw.gov.au/moscow by May 9.