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Frank Carson

Frank Carson who passed away peacefully at home on the 22nd February was a very good friend to Blackpool Circus School. When we asked him to host our presentation day a few years ago, he not only came but donated £2000.00 for us to buy badly needed crash mats for the safety of our children. We still use these mats and we remain very grateful.
He was also a great entertainer and did a lot for Charity without many people realising it. He tirelessly worked each year to raise funds for the Variety Artistes Benevolent fund that put on the Royal Variety performance. Each year he took a show to the Opera house, belfast at his own expence. Yuri & Tonya our directors and trainers took part one year with a huge cast of stars from stage and TV.
He supported some Captains at the St Anne’s Old links Golf Club, in 2010 it was Franke Geraghty when he invited Yuri to be his guest and even told the club that he had done so! Frank used to play regularly at the Old links where he was an Honorary member with Yuri, Clive, George, Mario and Collin who was a particular friend. He was always very competative but never “Peaceful” He was good company and tried out all his new material on his fellow players. I Yuri Gridneff, first met him in Great Yarmouth in 1980 and we were often partners in the weekly show biz Golf tournements. I worked with him many times over the years and he was gracious enough to take Tonya and me to the opening of shows in Blackpool.
I considered him a good friend, a teriffic pro and shall miss him hugely. He was deeply religious and I hope that all that he believed in has come true for him.