Help Arthur Reed Pinetown Magician
- By: Hiram Austin
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/arthur-reed
Hi, we are Hiram and Amanda Austin from Kloof, KZN.
We befriended Arthur Reed and his wife, Avril (Well known Magicians from the Pinetown/Durban area for over 35 years), over 20 years ago (May 1998) whilst working on an exhibition that we were both involved in at the Durban Exhibition Center. Arthur was the magician at the show and I was a consultant on the project design.
Over the years we grew close and I kept in touch with Arthur and Avril and even assisted them in setting up a website for their magic show and his other numerous endeavors. Unfortunately, Avril passed away in late 2012 from a long battle with cancer and from that point on Arthur has deteriorated dramatically and is now suffering from dementia.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Arthur’s family is not available to assist, so my wife Amanda and I have taken it upon ourselves to look after Arthur at this stage in his life and finance all his expenses from his frail care at a special home to his food, meds, adult diapers and other general requirements. We have loved helping Arthur and continue to do so with great joy. We are hoping to be able to spread the load a bit with contributions from kind hearted people who remember this great man and entertainer! Arthur’s expenses every month are +/_ R8500.00.
We need to raise enough money to cover Arthur's expenses on a monthly basis.
The inspiration is to continue to make Arthur Reed comfortable and well taken care of in his twilight years, as he suffers from dementia and needs 24/7 care. As a well-known magician/entertainer and accomplished individual it is heartbreaking to see him deteriorate, and want to make him as comfortable as possible.
View Arthur's brief story: https://youtu.be/AgOAPV14VgQ
The funds will be used to finance all of Arthur's needs:
1. Frail Care monthly rental (R2900 per month)
2. Food and miscellaneous needs (ie clothing, odds and ends that he needs) (R1800 per month)
3. Meds for his dementia, diabetes and general health needs & Doctors Bills (R400 - R1400/month)
4. Adult diapers (+/- 100 diapers per month @ R700 per month)
5 Fuel costs to carry out all requirements (R900 per month)
It will keep Arthur in the facility he is in where he requires 24hr care and will continue to finance his medical, food and health needs.
All funds will be going towards Arthur's care and well being.
- Jul 10, 2019 - R 257.05
- "With love xxx" - Melissa Von Brughan
- Jul 06, 2019 - USD $ 14.92
- "Thank you for your kindness xxx" - Linda
- Jul 06, 2019 - R 203.00
- "Went to many a party. Fond memories " - Anonymous
- Jul 06, 2019 - R 514.10
- "“Look at this life — all mystery and magic.”" - Stephen & Riley
- Jul 06, 2019 - R 203.00
- "Sending all my love with faith that Arthur's last days will be kind to him. Thank you Hiram and Amanda for your commitment to Arthur xxx" - Barbara Laubscher
Arthur Reed Medical Cause
We are fundraising to make Arthur Reed comfortable and well taken care of in his twilight years, as he suffers from dementia and needs 24/7 care. As a well known magician/entertainer and accomplished individual it is heartbreaking to see him deteriorate, and want to make him as comfortable as possible.