Magic shows to support police families

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COPS is the charity which Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle is supporting. Pic © Liam Plumbley JMU Journalism

A series of magical showcases is being put on in support of a national charity which supports families of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle shows will be a monthly series for COPS (care of police survivors), with Central Library hosting the events every last Thursday of the month until December.

President of Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle, Mateo Borrini told JMU Journalism: “In my years of service in Italy, and now in the UK, I always worked close to police officers and I always appreciated their devotion in helping the society. Now I would love to give something back to them, in particular their families.

“During my presidential mandate, I wanted to offer a fundraising project for COPS. In my opinion, it is a way to show our gratitude and helps those who are lost who helped us.”

Last Thursday saw the first show, hosted by mind reader Mason King, who is known for his charitable work.

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Mason King told JMU Journalism: “I have always been a big believer in supporting those less privileged than you. In particular, I enjoy supporting smaller charities where you see the result of the work they do and it helps raise awareness of those charities, which in many ways is more important to them than funds raised.”

COPS is to enable survivors from around the UK to support each other in practical ways. Local and national events are organised by the charity, in the hope that the families affected can build friendships that support them through the good and the bad times. Trips organised by the charity include visits to Disneyland Paris and the Lake District.

It is an independent charity, which works with the police service to ensure that families’ needs are recognised and addressed.

Each of the performances at Liverpool Central Library are free to attend, with tickets available here. Supporters of the show can put forward their donations at the monthly event.