Event for cancer charity will be truly magical

Magician Ryan Davidson
Magician Ryan Davidson

Magician Ryan Davidson will perform an exclusive show in Killearn this weekend to raise cash for ex-Celtic player John Hartson’s cancer charity.

The 28-year-old has put together the one-off event called ‘An Evening of Magic and Mind Reading’ especially for the John Hartson Foundation.

It will be held on Saturday, November 8 - and it promises to be an entertaining evening with a few surprises.

Guests at the show, in Killearn Hall, will also be able to watch the village Guy Fawkes fireworks display from the venue’s balcony, and can bring their own bottle as the event is licensed.

Sleight-of-hand artist Ryan, from Glasgow, has spent the last decade studying the art of deception after a chance meeting with a former hustler in Greece sparked an interest that would lead him to a fascination with magic and psychology.

He has now performed at private and corporate events in some of the most high-end venues in the UK. His 2012 debut one-man show, Past Times Of The Strange sold out its run in Glasgow and the followingyear, An Honest Deception was equally successful.

Ryan is a committed supporter of the John Hartson Foundation and has already performed for guests at a number of events. He was recently named an ambassador for the charity.

He said: “To me giving to charity doesn’t necessarily just have to be about donating money every month. It can be about people getting together, being entertained, having a great time and raising not only money, but awareness as well.”

Ryan was on the panel of entertainment experts who chose the finalists for the John Hartson Foundation’s recent open talent audition, whichsaw him work with celebrity judges, X Factor’s Nicholas McDonald andJade Richards, Britain’s Got Talent’s Edward Reid, Celtic ‘WAG’ Lisa Hague, Scots actress Kathleen McDermott, and BBC weather presenterJudith Ralston.

He said: “The Foundation has support from some great people. I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone and I’m looking forward to a great night in Killearn.”

The John Hartson Foundation was set up by the ex-Hoops hero following his 2009 battle with testicular cancer which spread to his lungs andbrain and left him fighting for life.

A limited number of tickets are left for Saturday’s event, which is strictly over-18s and begins at 6.30pm.

You can book your tickets now to make sure you don’t miss out on this fantatsic night by emailing JHF Fundraising Manager UK Libby Emmerson, libby@johnhartsonfoundation.co.uk

For more information and details of this and other John Hartson Foundation events visit the webpage:

www.johnhartsonfoundation.co.uk