it comes true for 15 kids on a circus outing with the sharks

2011-06-10 00:00

MADAME Zingara enthralled while The Sharks Super 15 Rugby team met some of their biggest supporters at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in Durban yesterday.

Fifteen children from the Reach for a Dream Foundation enjoyed a magical day out at the famous Madame Zingara cirque tent.

One of the children, Roan Dales (5), was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May.

“Roan is having the time of his life and he is right in his element. He is still a bit suspicious about whether the players are really the Sharks — so it’s all a bit surreal for him,” said his mother, Bonny.

The children were captivated by the talented performers and had a chance to take part in some fun circus-based activities with some of their greatest rugby heroes.

Mike Ablett, marketing manager of the Sharks, said, “To be involved again in making a difference in children’s lives is something we consider a privilege.

“Giving back to the community is part of our ethos … and something the players enjoy doing.”

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