[CAPTION] Founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, were awarded the highest Rotarian honour for the work that they do in the Cape Town community: the Paul Harris Fellow award. The Rotary Club of Claremont presented the award to the Zip Zap founders on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, in recognition of the number of underprivileged children and youth that have benefited from the circus school programmes over the years. From left to right: Brent van Rensburg, Laurence Estève and Ian Robertson. 

“Zip Zap is daring children who do not have much to dream,” says Ian Robertson, president of the Rotary Club of Claremont. “When we see how many young people have taken hold of those dreams and turned them into a reality with Zip Zap’s help over almost 25 years, awarding the founders with the Paul Harris award was an easy decision.”

Estève and van Rensburg were humbled by the award, “Zip Zap was born out of a love for circus and a passion for young people,” says Estève. “To be recognised for following our passion is such an honour. I love my job!” she concludes.

For more information about Zip Zap or to find out how you can support them, visit www.zip-zap.co.za

Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/zipzapcircus.

For more information on Rotary Club of Claremont and the various community projects and initiatives they are involved with, please visit http://claremontrotary.co.za