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Grand Illusionist Set To Spellbind Charity Lunch

Ladies from across Glasgow are being given a rare chance to experience one of Scotland’s most amazing illusionists at this summer’s Ladies Who Give an F* Lunch in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland).

Guests heading to the annual event at the Radisson Blu, won’t believe their eyes with the spellbinding performance from master illusionist, Chris De Rosa including graceful classical sleight-of-hand to death defying illusions.  

De Rosa, will be whipping up some Vegas style magic alongside Britain’s Got Talent’s Ed Reid who will be singing well known pop songs and TV celebrity and interior designer, John Amabile, returning as compere. 

Chris, from Cambuslang, comes from a family of magicians and can trace his roots in magic back over 120 years.  With over 27 years’ experience he’s in demand around the world and his most spectacular illusion to date involved making the entire cast of a New Year’s Eve show in Hong Kong disappear from stage in front of a live audience of millions of Chinese viewers. 

Despite his reputation for making magic, Chris says his ambition is just to entertain an audience. 

And that’s precisely what he’ll be doing on Sunday, 3 June at the SBH Scotland Ladies Who Give a F* (Fundraising) Lunch in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. 

Chris said: “I’m really looking forward to the Ladies Lunch. It’s the first time I have worked with SBH Scotland, but I enjoy working with charities and recognising all the hard work they do. 

“I’ve got some very special effects in store for the guests, and will be staging some audience participation too.” 

The annual event is part of the Gordon Ramsay Appeal to raise funds for the charity. The award-winning chef has been Honorary Patron of SBH Scotland since 2003. Guests will experience a two-course lunch, take part in special games and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes. 

Funds will go towards the services SBH Scotland provides to its users and families such as weekly visits with dedicated support workers, adapted activities for children and group sessions. 

Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland said: “The annual Ladies Lunch is always a highlight of our social calendar, and we are excited to welcome everyone on Sunday 3rd June. This year’s festivities are set to be extra magical, as Chris’s performance will be packed with suspense and excitement.  I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us.” 

Tickets to the SBH Scotland Ladies Lunch cost £45pp or tables of 10 can be purchased for £400. To book contact the Fundraising Team on 03455 211 600, email or book online at 

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