A Cheltenham based charity is bringing smiles and wonder to your homes with an online magic show.
WellChild is hosting An Evening of Magic with Katherine Rhodes, a member of the world famous ‘The Magic Circle’.
This is in a bid to raise funds for the charity during these difficult times when many traditional fundraising events have been cancelled, leaving it without many of its usual sources of income.
The 45 minute magic show will be live streamed via Zoom at 7.30pm on September 12, with 50 per cent of proceeds going the charity.
WellChild provides support to ensure that the increasing number of seriously ill children and young people in the UK have the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home with their families.
Katherine Rhodes is a member of the world famous The Magic Circle and has been called to membership of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, the society’s highest degree and only awarded to 300 people worldwide.
For 10 years she was the resident magician at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall in London, reviving the tradition of magical entertainment on that stage and being the first professional magician to be resident there since the late 1800’s.
Her talents have included producing the whole cast of a play one by one from a wardrobe centre stage, producing singer Marc Almond from an empty coffin for a Halloween special, recreating blue screen camera trickery for real in a Doctor Who spin off, making money that bursts into flames and flaming torches that turn into flowers for music videos – all challenges that have been set and met with great results.
During the current epidemic WellChild has lost more than 60 per cent of its income but, despite this, has sourced almost a quarter of a million items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for families caring at home for seriously ill children, with more than 150,000 already sent to families in need across the UK.
The charity, which has HRH The Duke of Sussex as its Patron, provides a national network of children’s nurses, who work with families to ensure that children with complex care needs can leave hospital and return home and, through its Helping Hands scheme, WellChild enlists the support of volunteers to tackle practical projects in the homes of children with serious health needs.
Through its family training and support services, the charity ensures parents and carers are properly supported and empowered to care for their children safely at home.
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