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Magicians Trek for Charity

Published: 20th February 2012 21:42

 Sean Lobban with Harvey the rabbit

A group of magicians from Portsmouth will be walking over 100 miles to raise money for charity.

The Magic Trek, organised by local entertainer, Sean Lobban, will be the second time that the walk has taken place after six magicians walked from Portsmouth to London in May 2009 to raise money for Anthony Nolan, the charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. 

Sean said. "Back then we walked from Portsmouth & District Magic Circle (Buckland Community Centre) to The Headquarters of The Magic Circle in London. Our route visited magic clubs and societies on the way, so took in Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Reading and Windsor and made a total of 106 miles over six days. Together we raised over £6000 for the charity."

This year's Magic Trek will start on Wednesday 16th May from Buckland Community Centre and will be a 112 mile walk over six days taking in the sights of Bognor, Shoreham, Lewes, East Grinstead, South Norwood and finish at The Magic Circle HQ near Euston, London on Monday 21st May. Again it is to raise money for Anthony Nolan (www.anthonynolan.org).

There will be eight magicians walking the entire route including three local children's entertainers and other members of Portsmouth & District Magic Circle.

Sean added, "At the moment, we are all in the process of training which means long walks (without the rabbit!)"

The first day of the walk will take the magicians through Cosham High Street and Havant Road, Drayton.

For more information, visit, www.magictrek.org.uk and you can donate at www.justgiving.com/MagicTrek

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