Young singer provides circus trip to children

Len'nee Simpson
Len'nee Simpson

A young singer has used his vocal talents to provide a visit to the circus for deserving children.

Skegness schoolboy Len’nee Simpson joined the group from Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre last week for the trip to the big top.

The 11-old collected cash for the special treat by busking in the town.

Raising £200, he paid for a group of youngsters staying at the holiday centre to attend Mr Fips Wonder Circus.

Len’nee offered to provide the trip for the holiday centre where he entertains the children with regular singing sessions.

The circus visit provided an exciting end to their holiday for the group of children.

As well as providing free tickets Len’nee was also able to hand out £5 spending money from the funds raised.

Len’nee has been performing in public for the past year, raising money for a variety of good causes.

A pupil at King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby, Len’nee is supported in his fundraising drive by parents Karen and Tony and 13-year old sister Flo’wee-Jo who joins him on visits to the 
holiday centre to provide the children with temporary tattoos.

Karen said: “It was a really successful night. We were told it was a bit hectic on the bus back as the children were still buzzing with excitement.

“Len’nee just wants other people to be happy and have a nice life.

“He absolutely loved it with all the children. They all looked up to him even though he is only 11.”

Len’nee has previously supported charities including Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support.

He regularly gives up time on a Sunday afternoon to sing at Grand Central on Skegness seafront.

It was the first visit to the circus for many of the children who were enjoying a week away by the seaside.

Len’nee said: “The children thought the circus was excellent and had never attended an event like it.

“It made me feel good to see them all laughing and cheering, they enjoyed it so much.”

He added: “I wanted to be a lot more involved rather than just raising money.

“The staff thanked me for raising the money and said the children had an amazing time.”

Now Len’nee is planning to fund a theatre trip for the elderly and aims to organise another circus trip next year.

The young entertainer celebrates his 12th birthday next week and is hoping for some new speakers and karaoke equipment.

Len’nee said: “I am always singing at home, but sometimes the family tells me to be quiet.”