Magician to perform in March to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity
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A 20 year old is staging a magic show to raise money for a cancer charity using the skills he learnt while in hospital as a teenager being treated for a brain tumour.
Ryan Large, who now runs his own business Two Packs of Cards, will be performing along with other members of the Magic Circle.
“While I was in Addenbrooke’s we had performers come round to entertain the children on the wards,” Ryan said.
“I was 16 and not only loved it but really wanted to learn some tricks myself.
“They taught me some skills and it went from there really.
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“Now I want to give something back to raise money for such a great charity. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Ryan is now four years cancer free and is in remission.
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Last year he took part in a ‘life changing’ experience of setting sail across the Solent with the help of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
Ryan, from Benwick, finished treatment for multifocal germinoma in 2014, and decided to join 16 other young people in recovery from cancer to sail around the Solent on the south coast for four days.
“When they thought I was terminal I made a bucket list, and one of the things on there was to overcome my fears and I overcame some doing that,” he said.
He decided to help support the Brain Tumour Charity to support their tireless work to find a cure and early diagnosis for this form of cancer.
A spokesman said: “We are committed to funding world-class research into brain tumours, from the earliest laboratory studies to clinical trials. “We have invested £18.3 million to date into research that we believe will have a real impact on the brain tumour community.
“Our funding and research have led to many important and exciting discoveries in the battle to beat brain tumours.
“We know that brain tumours are complex, but every discovery brings us closer to defeating this disease. With your invaluable support, we are ready to step up the search for a cure.”
• Ryan’s show, superb entertainment for all the family, is at March Town Hall on Saturday July 22. Doors open at 6pm for a show start of 6.30pm. Tickets cost £5 each or two for £8. Visit his Facebook page Two Packs of Cards for more details.