Magic way of conjuring up hospice cash in Wrexham

Published date: 20 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A MAGICIAN will be putting shoppers under his spell in aid of a hospice.

Brett Jones, 21, will be performing tricks at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham on Saturday between 11am and 3pm to raise money for Nightingale House Hospice.

The conjurer will be taking part in Wrexham’s ‘Happiness for the Hospice’ campaign which aims to spread joy in  the town – inspired by the UN’s International Day of Happiness.

The event has been organised by Glyndwr University business events students, who will have collection buckets and have enlisted a cast of children’s favourite characters including Bob the Builder.

Nightingale House provides specialist palliative care service for patients with life-limiting illness living in North East Wales and the border areas.

Brett, a first year theatre and performance student at Glyndwr University, said: “It’s going to be a really uplifting mood. Showing  people magic and seeing their reaction is going to be such fun.”

Brett started learning about magic four years ago when his uncle Shaun Bowen bought him a deck of cards and taught him a few tricks.

He added: “As a child I saw him doing stuff. Even today I  can’t figure out how he did it. He’s a fantastic magician. That made me want to do it.

“I do close up stuff which is generally a lot of card tricks or coins. The kind of stuff you see a traditional magician do. I also do bits of hypnotism and mind-reading and predictions.

“I enjoy the performance side of magic. You can make a big spectacle of it.”

Event organiser and second year student Tobias Declan Perks, said: “I can’t wait for the event and seeing the smiles on everybody’s faces.”

Eagles Meadow outlets have also been chipping in with prizes for a lucky dip, which include cinema tickets from the Odeon and a reusable cup from Starbucks.

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