A CIRCUS for children with special needs is coming to Colchester.

The Circus Starr Winter Variety Show will stage two performances at the Colchester Arena, Circular Road East, on Saturday (February 2).

Local businesses have come forward to donate tickets to the show, meaning disadvantaged families can see the show for free.

The chosen charity this year will be the Colchester League of Hospital and Community Friends who will get all of the profit raised by the event.