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Hypnotist show for Theo

Theo's wish to walk: South Normanton fundraiser in aid of Theo Hunt, four, pictured with organiser Leanne Byard.

Theo's wish to walk: South Normanton fundraiser in aid of Theo Hunt, four, pictured with organiser Leanne Byard.

A teenage hypnotist is to stage a special performance with all proceeds going towards a life changing operation for a brave Underwood toddler.

Kyle Fearn, 19, will dazzle audience members for one night only with a charity performance in aid of four-year-old Theo Hunt.

When the young magician heard about Theo, who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk unaided, Kyle decided to put on his next performance in aid of the ‘Theo’s Wish to Walk’ appeal.

Theo’s mum, Melissa, launched a bid to raise £50,000 for Theo to receive specialist spinal surgery to allow him to walk.

The youngster was due to have the operation earlier this year but the plug was pulled by the NHS because of a lack of funding.

Since then the backing from family, friends and local groups has been astonishing with the appeal well on its way to reaching its target and has shot past £35,000.

Kyle’s show will be at at Kirkby-in-Ashfield’s Festival Hall on Septmber 19, tickets (prices to be confirmed) will be available on the door. For more details call the venue on 01623 457101.

Melissa Hunt said she was touched by Kyle’s generosity.

She added: “I’m so grateful to Kyle for coming forward and offering to help. His show is a little bit different but it’s for such a good cause so I hope people will try it out.”

Kyle said his style is less traditional and more like Derren Brown.

He said: “My show starts with a few things that will engage the whole audience, and then you find the really creatively-minded people who will make the show happen.

“Hypnotism isn’t about working with susceptible people,” added Kyle.

“Anyone can be hypnotised but on stage it is about finding people who have the imagination to think they are on a beach and feel the sand between their toes.

Kyle’s show can take people to huge extremes, from simply stopping them from opening their eyes to making them forget they speak English, but talk in an alien language that only another member of the audience can translate.

 

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