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Magic night in memory of Anja to raise money for CLIC Sargent
Wednesday 7th March 2018 @ 16:39 by Tom Greggan
Droylsden News Tameside

Tickets are now on sale for a magical charity night in memory of a Tameside teenager.

‘Now That’s What I Call Magic’ takes place on Friday March 16th at Fitzroy Social Club in Droylsden in memory of Anja Barnacott, who lost her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009, aged just 19.

Money raised from the event will go to CLIC Sargent – a charity supporting young people and their families as they live with cancer.

The event has been organised by Anja’s Fund – an organisation set up by the family and friends of former Fairfield High student Anja- and will feature showcases by two professional magicians as well as table magic.

What’s more, young magicians are invited to take to the stage to show their own well-honed tricks, and can even take part in a magical masterclass led by the professional magicians.

‘Now That’s What I Call Magic’ in memory of Anja Barnacott.

Laura Ferguson, Anja’s sister and Anja’s Fund trustee, said: “Since launching Anja’s Fund in 2011, we have organised all manner of charity events, everything from a concert at Manchester Academy to a murder mystery evening. This is another first for us.

“We wanted to put on a family-friendly event with a difference. As well as giving our supporters the chance to see two professional magicians up close, we wanted to give young people with an interest in magic the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience – and we may even have some prizes up for grabs too.”

Included with the tickets, which are priced at £7 for adults and £3 for under 16s, is a hot pot supper and entry into a prize draw.

Under-16s who want to perform are asked to email [email protected] before Wednesday March 14to secure their slot. The event starts at 7pm.

Anja’s Fund was set up in 2011 by Anja’s family and friends to raise money for young people living with cancer.

Laura added: “Anja’s Fund raises money for a number of different charities including Ward J5 at North Manchester General Hospital and The Christie.

“Funds from this event will go to CLIC Sargent, who proved to be an invaluable source of support to Anja throughout her fight. They were also there when our younger sister Malgosia was diagnosed with the same rare form of cancer two years after Anja passed away.”

Tickets are available now from the Anja’s Fund Just Giving page: or by emailing [email protected].

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