Uri bent on raising a lot of charity money
Theatre auctions for spoon fetch £1000.00 to help children in cancer ward
A TEASPOON, bent by Toon Army hero Uri Geller, has been sold for £1,000 for charity. Uri offered to sell it at his show in Newcastle Opera House on Thursday night on condition the money went to a North East good cause. The audience was immediately thrown into a frenzy and the 55-year-old mystic started a ferocious auction to give money to the children’s cancer ward at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Uri has entered Geordie folklore after using his mental powers to help united end their appalling run against London teams in the capital. The Magpies clinched a victory against Arsenal last month in an amazing
Tory against Arsenal test month in an amazing turn around that ended the 29 game hoodoo. Rod Davies watched the show and was determined to get the bent spoon, whatever the cost. Mr Davies, 35, owns the Quay 35 restaurant on Newcastle’s Quayside and was at the show for a night out with friends. “It totally came out of the blue,” he told the Chronicle. “I wasn’t expecting anything like that to happen and I don’t really need the spoon. I just did it for the charity.” Rod has been involved in raisins money for cancer charities since his grandfather died of the disease seven years ago John James was 72 when he lost his battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. “The nurses did such a good job for him they deserve. All the money,” he said. bidding had started at a lowly £20 and rapidly jumped from £100 to £200. The amount kept on rising as eager fans wanted to get their ands on a piece of mind-over-matter magic, and Uri Geller threw in a visit to his Thames side mansion for the person who bought it. Mr Davies beat off fierce competition to pocket the spoon and spent £1,000 – possibly the most amount of money ever spent on a single spoon when handing over the spoon, Uri Geller said: “What a beautiful thing to do for those children. He is very kind man and is welcome at my house whenever he would like to visit.” The spoon will now take pride of place at the bar in Mr Davies’s Quayside restaurant.
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“The man is a natural magician. He does everything with great care, meticulous misdirection and flawless instinct. The nails are real, the keys are really borrowed, the envelopes are actually sealed, there are no stooges, there are no secret radio devices and there are no props from the magic catalogues.”
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“Eternity is down the hall And you sit there bending spoons In your mind, in your mind”
“I Have watched Uri Geller… I have seen that so I am a believer. It was my house key and the only way I would be able to use it is get a hammer and beat it out back flat again.”
“Better than watching Geller bending silver spoons, better than witnessing new born nebulae’s in bloom”