In 2003 i started to adapt and perform magic so it could be accessed by visually impaired people.
This started of as a bit of an experiment to hopefully create inclusion
i performed and taught magic specifically to and for blind and Deafblind people (both Deaf and Blind)
Many years have passed and this continues to grow and grow - i have toured with Jimmy as my assistant,
Jimmy was born Deaf and went blind at the age of 18 - he is now 50
We performed for Sense, plus various disability groups up and down the country.
plus various special needs schools and groups
Jimmy was lucky to attend the Blackpool magic convention twice many years ago with thanks to funding from Derren Brown, Kaymar Magic, Uri Gellar, Beard Juggling and The Berglas magic foundation.
This was an amazing opportunity for him and opened up many doors
We have since taken 2 more gentlemen to the convention in 2018
They both have severe cerebral palsy and was keen to widen their magic knowledge
they both had an amazing time
2020 was jonathons second time, and despite him not having any speech this is an event that he gets so much from.
He loves to learn and experience different things plus the social side of things is great as he gets to meet so many people - and idols
We continue to teach magic to disabled adults and adults with learning difficulties and would really like to try and make the Blackpool convention in 2021
every year i say - this is it, im not doing it again , and every year i see how much our guys get from it.
This is not my job - we do this because it means so much to myself and the people i take, and we all LOVE magic
The more i attend the more people are made aware of what we do - because of this i wrote a book about performing for people with disabilities - and sold out at blackpool.
so the trip :
i organise everything
There will be 4 of us (maybe 6 - depending on funding)
inc carers / drivers etc
and we all donate our time FREE - the trip will be for 5 days/4 nights
the money raised will be to cover appropriate accommodation, , transport, food, magic etc
Richard Caddell is kindly donating £500 to start the ball rolling
Anyone who donates will go on our social media as sponsors PLUS on the back of our 2021 BMC t shirts
thank you all for your time
P.S THIS YEAR WE WON BEAT THE WAND!
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Peterborough, East of England, United Kingdom