Ryan Metcalfe, aged 17, from School Aycliffe raised £1200 for Hartlepool Hospice at a fundraising event in July.
The evening at Wynyard Business Park included a charity auction with prizes such as football tickets, designer clothing and having Ryan entertain guests at an event of their choice.
After a bidding war which resulted in one of the highest prices of the evening, Ryan offered to do two events at £600 each, raising over £1000 for the Hospice.
After starting in close-up magic two years ago, Ryan has gradually worked his way up professionally, going from birthday parties to weddings and large corporate events.
“We would have no hesitation in recommending Ryan for any event, his act is great fun, full of wonderful surprises and he is an absolute pleasure to work with.
A member of our staff booked Ryan for a family wedding on the strength of his performance.” said Greg Hildreth of Hartlepool Hospice.ryan