Britain’s Got Talent 2015 finalist, Jamie Raven, known as the ‘man who made Simon Cowell believe in magic’, visited a London hospital for a special performance to children and young people with cancer.
The magician’s visit to University College Hospital last week was organised by children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent, which has a team based at the site providing extra emotional, practical and financial assistance to patients and their families.
Alongside a performance on the ward, Imogen Peverall, 20, and Alice Hutt, 20, both from Kent, (pictured) were treated to special close-up performances from Jamie.
Jamie Raven said: “Entertaining the kids and young people that CLIC Sargent supports was even more inspiring than performing for Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent!
“I was really touched by the stories of the young people and children with cancer that I met.
I hope the magic helped take their minds off things and gave them a bit of a break for a little while.
“The work CLIC Sargent’s Social Workers, Nurses and other front-line staff do to help them and their families cope with cancer treatment and get the most out of life, whatever their situation, is fantastic.
“I’m so proud to say that I’m a supporter of this amazing charity.”
Jamie came second in the Britain’s Got Talent Final earlier this year and is currently preparing for his West End debut in world-conquering magic show The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible - which opens in November. He’ll be touring the UK in February 2016.
Urvashi Tripathi, CLIC Sargent Social Worker, said: “Cancer treatment is tough whatever your age, but hospital stays and being away from home is particularly hard on children and young people.
“My usual role for CLIC Sargent sees me offer extra emotional and practical support to the patients and their families that help get them through the worst times.
“But occasionally it’s extended to include arranging celebrity visits… and Jamie’s performance gave everyone a massive boost…it really was magical.”
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