Is it a bird, is it a plane, no, it's Magic Theo!!!!!!
Theo The Magician performed to over 70 families attending the The Alexandra Millennium Green Trust’s First Charity Event on Sunday 21st June 2009. The Radio Jackie Road Show provided the music. As well as having Theo The Magician there were The Night Project Brass Band, Simple Theatre Group, The Loganberries (Fidddle duo) & The Magic Bus Music. The Event is intended to allow local residents and The Royal Borough of Kingston residents to get to know the green better whilst enjoying an afternoon summer picnic. This incentive is run by a local charity which operates and maintains the Green.
An original plan to use the site for housing development was met with a groundswell of protest from Berrylands and Tolworth residents. As a result, Alexandra Neighbours Association was formed in 1992, initially to co-ordinate views of the protesters. The housing development plan was abandoned a year later. ANA then sought to develop the site in a way that would retain the open-air environment the community has long enjoyed.
Are you all sitting comfortably?
The Green, however, is not municipally funded, but depends on income that the Trust is able to generate to pay for insurance cover, maintenance work and any future development programmes. The members have always responded generously with donations to the appeals for extra funds. Unfortunately, there is an ongoing shortfall now that the Trust is involved with the expenses of maintenance work, including grass cutting, tree planting and pathway upkeep for example.
What happened to the Union Jack?
To help overcome the shortfall, a ‘Friends of the Green’ membership option was launched. Under this scheme, the Trust invites new and existing members to pledge an annual subscription of £10 by Bank Standing Order, or other method of choice. Response has been encouraging so far, and we are now looking at ways raising membership levels to produce sufficient income to meet our obligations. If you are local resident of Surbiton and would like to support this project go to: http://alexandramillenniumgreen.org/page006.html
To view Theo The Magician’s different types of Magic for different Events – from disability groups to Rotary Clubs, go to:
or call him on 07711 724129