Until his retirement John regularly received unsolicted testmonials about his entertainments. The following are just a few extracts from more than 600 written testimonials.

They’re in no particular order - We've just grabbed a couple of handfuls and started typing. Please note that they are completely unsolicited in any way. Yes! more than 600 - and NO other children’s entertainer in the UK can say they’ve received so many!

I felt I must write personally to thank you… …your show was by far the best we have ever had at the HIVE. Mrs MB. RAF Lynham

The mother of one of the children summed it up …She commented that, “We must know how to throw a party.” She went on to say that instead of her son sitting in the back of the car eating his piece of birthday cake on the way home as is usual, she couldn’t stop him talking – “…it was brilliant; it was great; the best party ever!” Praise indeed for a class who have had many parties over recent weeks! Mrs RG. Broad Town

…as for the party, well, everyone’s still talking about it! It was obvious even before the party started that you have great rapport with children, and as soon as the magic show started, all the kids were enthralled. We loved the party games too; despite being quite a large party, no-one was left out and you can just see from the photos what a fabulous time everyone had. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon, and for making it such a memorable occasion. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.  Thank you! Mrs BA. Poulton

We both really enjoyed the afternoon; we thought your show was very professionally put together and delivered. It’s obvious how much experience you have John – you’re a great entertainer. I asked Alice if she enjoyed her party as she went to bed tonight - she didn’t say anything, a huge smile just lit up her face, it was so wide it closed her eyes!!  I can’t think of a better way to sum up your show! Thanks for a really memorable afternoon! Mr and Mrs CS. Newbury

Just a quick note to thank you for doing such a fantastic job on Amber’s party. It was so good to be able to enjoy the party instead of the usual running around and missing half of it! …the children’s faces were absolute sunshine; you really did have a captivated audience. Thank you again. Mrs T Smith. Highworth

Thanks largely to you John our Family Funday was a huge success. The children and adults really enjoyed your fantastic show; you went down a storm! Thanks again. Mrs MD. Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney

A big thank you for the great show you put on for Dominic’s party last week. All the children had a wonderful time and thought you were fantastic. The parents have also said that they thought you were wonderful and particularly loved the old-fashioned games that you organized. Dominic had a big smile on his face for days after the party. I’m sure other parents will be in contact sooner or later to book you for another party. Mrs KL. St Briavels, Glos

Thank you so much… …everyone thought it was a great party. Mrs EP. Swindon

Thank you very much. As always I've had nothing but praise from the parents for your efforts. The children really enjoyed their evening. I look forward to doing business again with you in the future. Flt Lt KJC. RAF Brize Norton

Thank you for doing such a great party for Tess and giving it 150%. …everyone loved all the fun you provided. Mrs JL. Watchfield

Thank you for making Sophie and Louisa’s party so special. Louisa told me that she thought her party was fantastic, and one of the other mothers commented that it was the best kids’ party that she’d been to! Mrs AG. Hardwicke

We all had a fantastic day. Thank you for all your hard work. We would certainly do it again. Dr M Dale. Bibury

Thank you so much for making Bobby's party so special, he had a fantastic time and his friends were all quite enthralled. Even the most shy seem to warm to you. I will certainly recommend you for any parties, functions and gatherings I hear about. Mrs PA. Wantage

Many thanks for the excellent party. Jamie and all his friends (and the adults who stayed) really enjoyed themselves. Mrs KK. Swindon

…thanks for Joseph’s lovely party… We will recommend you without hesitation. Mrs DH. Newbury

Thank you for making Hal’s party so magical and funny - and for making me an almost stress free Mummy! You really were amazing - I have had lots of comments from Mums who said their children thought it was fab. So of course we will be recommending you to all. Mrs JD. Ascot

It was indeed a pleasure to have you entertain us. All the children loved it, as was obvious from their continued laughter. All 'grown ups' were equally impressed. If I were to be a child, this is the type of birthday party that I would hope for! Thank you so much. Dr JD. Swindon

Thanks a lot for your help with our party. …hopefully, we will see you again with your fantastic show! You did a fabulous job at Joya’s party. …it was a pleasure to meet a complete professional. Thanks again for everything. Mrs SG. Cirencester

Many thanks for two wonderful shows. We felt you pitched the shows very well to the two age groups. The teachers noted how enthralled the children were. I must say you live up to your reputation as the very best children’s entertainer in the area. Mr JC (Head Teacher) Swindon

…thank you for what you did for Lauren and Emma’s birthday party. It was a fantastic day, and all the children loved it. …the children were overwhelmed by all your fun and games. How you managed to entertain 25 young children for that period of time is beyond me, we could not have had such a success if you hadn’t of been involved Mrs AB. Chipping Norton.

…thank you for an absolutely splendid effort... peals of laughters from all quarters. Spokesperson. Bleinham Palace

…I don’t know if you remember little Ben, the first boy that came on stage with you? His mum said that he was still talking about the magic when he went to bed that night, he was absolutely amazed! Thank you ever so much for making their day so special, you took all the stress out of it for us, which was great! Mrs BS. Chipping Norton

The children had a great time last weekend - and so did we! Thanks again for making sure they all had a great time. Mr SG. Wootton Bassett

All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it is still the talk of the playground. One of the girls said it was the funniest thing she had ever seen, and Elliot keeps telling me that he had a super time. Thank you very much for all your hard work. Mrs JB. Eastington

Thank you for conducting an excellent party for Sanchay. Lots of parents mentioned that the kids had a great time and terrific fun… …Thanks for making it all happen; we will be in touch. Mr SS. Wroughton

Thanks for your lovely party – the kids certainly enjoyed themselves and it was great to be able to just sit back and watch the party unfold. Mrs KC. Abbey Meads

The children laughed, shouted sang and danced throughout… …they all had a wonderful time. Mrs PA. Shrivenham

…the party was a huge success. Thank you for all you did to make the party a memorable one for Oliver. Mrs OD. Oddington

…you really do have a ‘special kind of magic’ to be able to hold the attention of all those children for so long. Our little girl felt very special on her birthday. We still smile and laugh when we think of Annabelle’s 5th birthday party. It was filled with magic and fun the whole way through. Mrs AF. Cirencester

I can honestly say it was the best party we have ever had or been to. Thank you for making Alex feel so special. I will recommend you to everyone. …you were worth every penny. Mrs HL. Cheltenham

Our daughter had a thoroughly fantastic time as did all of her friends, (so too did most of the ole fogies!!). We would always recommend you to anyone needing a great day for their kids! …Once again thanks for everything John and no doubt see you again next year! Mrs EM. Bushton

Your complete management of the whole event meant that for the first time ever we could join in and share the celebration. Everyone involved was delighted with how you made each and every child feel special. Thanks for bringing happiness to so many people. Mr GB. Stow on the Wold

Thank you again for the great entertainment at our party. I was amazed at how well you maintained the attention of so many children for so long… a great show. Mrs KY. Watchfield

You made everything so very special for us all and brought back memories of my wonderful childhood parties…you gave Kirsten, and her friends and family a brilliant party. It was wonderful to hear the children laughing with good wholesome fun that seems to have been lost somewhere along the lines these days. Mrs LC. Coleford

You made some funny jokes and I liked your dog. You made me laugh so much. Elli (4yrs). Stroud

…a wonderful show for Emma and Kate. I was quite amazed at how every child and adult were completely captivated... Not only was my job made easier with the party but we were able to have a good laugh – the humour was spot on! I have received great comments from parents regarding your performance. Mrs SD. Upper Hatherley

…thank you very much for Freddie’s party - everybody had such a great time and they all loved it - thank you for making it such a success and so Stress-Free! Mrs CL. Ledbury

What a wonderful show! Thank you for making Joel’s birthday one he will never forget. You were the talk of the playground (children and parents!). I would highly recommend your entertainments. Mrs KW. Devizes

Thank you for a wonderful party. Megan was made to feel very special… truly memorable for them all. I would highly recommend you! Mrs KG. Stow on the Wold

Thank you for making Sophie 5th birthday party so very special. She and her friends had a wonderful time, and I would recommend you to anyone… …you made it totally ‘Stress Free’. Mrs NB. Broad Town

You made Georgina’s party so very special for her. The children and parents were still talking about the party days later saying it’s the best party they have ever been to! Mrs CH. Swindon

…all the parents we met have told us what an impression you have made. …no hesitation in recommending your show to anyone. Mr ML. Newbury

Thank you for great party! It was really good fun and I loved it! Annabelle (5yrs). Ampney Crucis

Your performance was truly fantastic and hilarious both to the all important children and Mums and Dads! Mr FF. Stroud

I can honestly say that I have never before seen 30 3 to 6 year olds so captivated and happy for 2¼ hours; you will again be the talk of Wycliffe pre-prep for the foreseeable future! Mrs SF. Bussage

…a wonderful party. We all thought your show was fantastic. I have had nothing but good feedback from the parents who also saw your show. Mrs GD. Cirencester

Thank you so much for making Kieran’s 6th birthday a real success, and giving him a memory he will treasure forever. Mrs SN. Tewkesbury

We have received continuous praise for your wonderful performance. From the onset you presented a warm, colourful, exciting, innovative show. I never believed it possible that the children would be so captivated from the moment you began to the end; that in our opinion is ‘very special magic.’ Mrs BK. Swindon

Thank you for making me and my friends happy. You are very funny and kind. Charlie was very funny too. I had a fantastic party. Thank you. Imogen (6yrs). Stroud

Alex is often a quite a reserved little boy but you certainly put him at ease and made him feel very special. Mrs KA. Cirencester

…a wonderful afternoon of magic for Emily and her friends. You shone brighter than the sun outside! Mrs JD. Ledbury

We cannot begin to thank you enough for the fun, laughter and joy you gave to all the children at the party, not to mention the parents. Mrs LB. Malmesbury

We would have no hesitation in recommending you. You made it truly special for Joseph… a wonderful performance. Mrs RA. Upper Rissington

You are a super magician! I’m sorry I messed up your funny socks! Alice (5yrs). Shrivenham.

The noise of the children (and adults) laughing could be heard for miles. The variety of the show, your attention to detail, the ease of booking etc, just could not be bettered. Ms MB. Lyneham

I can’t tell you how much and everybody else enjoyed your show. A truly talented entertainer. Mrs JD. Oxford

A hassle-free party. We would recommend you to any of our friends who are seeking a children's entertainer. Mr KR. Watchfield

There is very little in the world that gives us more pleasure than seeing a room full of children laughing and enjoying themselves. Thank you. Mr SK. Swindon

Thank you so much for a lovely show. Katherine and her friends haven't stopped talking about it. Their poor teacher has been turned into a frog numerous times! You made a little girl's 5th birthday party such a special and memorable one. Mrs VR. Pewsey

…all the children went home telling their parents how funny you were… excellent value for money. I would have no hesitation in booking you again or recommending you. Mrs AR. Swindon

My son hasn’t stopped talking about it. How you coped with such boisterous, noisy and inquisitive hooligans was an inspiration to see. I could do with you ‘on-tap’ after school every day! Mrs AF. Highworth

Thank you for making Sarah’s party such a happy and memorable occasion. We hope to se you again soon. Mr JS. Wroughton

We wanted to do something special for our daughter's birthday. Well it was special from the minute you walked in my home. You had the children in fits of laughter even before you started. Mrs BA. Swindon

…undoubtedly, you are the children’s No 1 choice for a funny, exciting and magical extravaganza to remember! Mrs PB. Swindon

Your performance was wonderful; their little faces said it all. You kept the children amazed the whole time. …even the adults were in fits of laughter. Mrs BP. Swindon

From the very outset you engaged all the children… it was a pleasure to watch them chuckling away. My little boy wants you back next week! Mrs JK. Stonehouse

On behalf of everyone on the Dana Social Club can I thank you for providing such superb entertainment at our Christmas party. I think the adults enjoyed the show as much as the kids! Mr GG (Chairman). Swindon

…you made it such a memorable occasion. I'm not sure who enjoyed your Christmas show more, the adults or the children! Mrs AS (Playgroup Treasurer) Cricklade

Thank you for the brilliant show. I have never had so many favourable comments and compliments after a party. I would certainly recommend you to anyone. Mrs LM. Marlborough

Thank you for such a super show, which was so obviously thoroughly enjoyed by all the children and their parents! Ms JP. (HeartClic) Amberley

Your ‘Fun n Magic’ show was the perfect entertainment for our Christmas Party. I was amazed at how you managed to captivate all 200 children for a full hour. They all absolutely loved you! Even the parents praised your entertaining magic and the incredible games afterwards. Needless to say, we have already rebooked you for the 12th year running. Mrs KL. Royal Military College of Science, Watchfield

Brilliant job done! Many, many thanks John. …an outstanding show, perfect for Marcus’s age range (and us adults!). Mr NL. Lawns, Swindon

Thank you for making Holly’s birthday party a memorable one and complete resounding success. Mrs JK. Oxford

I felt I must write to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided for our company’s Christmas Party. Mrs SE. Gloucester

Thank you for making my party really special. Love from Chloe (6yrs). Swindon

Thanks to you all the parents thought your entertainments during our wedding were wonderful. Mrs KD. Chepstow

…so enjoyable and as ‘stress-free’ as it can get. I’ve had nothing but great feedback from both parents and children. Thank you once again. Mrs MT. Norton

…an absolutely fantastic party. I have had nothing but praise for you. Even the ‘grown ups’ were in stitches and they all said how the children were rapt with you. Mrs NK. Upper Stratton

Thank you for making Mollie’s birthday party so ‘magical.’ That night I asked her to put her dressing gown on if she was cold, and she replied that she was, “too happy to be cold.” Mrs JF. Swindon

Thank you so much. It was a fantastic show and it was obvious to all that the children really enjoyed themselves (in fact I think that us adults enjoyed it just as much). I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Mr JL. Highworth

Thank you very much for coming to my party and making it so much fun. We all had a wonderful time. Mummy says that she will recommend you to all her friends. Alexandra (7yrs). Fairford

…a truly magical event in every sense of the word. Although Ellie is by nature extremely shy she had an amazing time. In her words you made her feel; ‘very special’ and for this alone we cannot thank you enough. Mrs SC. Cirencester

Thank you for your wonderful magic tricks. I had lots and lots of fun. Harry (5yrs). Rencombe.

…such a successful party. …we all continued laughing for the rest of the weekend as we each remembered something different. Mrs RM. Stow on the Wold

Uncle John and Charlie, you made me smile. Love from Matthew (4yrs) Swindon

…thank you for making Michael's party so memorable. The children have not stopped talking about you. Their parents tell me that it is most unusual to hear so much from them after a party. …you obviously have a wonderful way with children. I will spread the word! Mrs SCM. France Lynch

Thank you for a fantastic party. We have received nothing but praise about you. Even the face painter has been praising you. Being in the trade she recognised someone with whom the children have great rapport. Long may your parties continue. Mrs NK. Upper Stratton.

…absolutely brilliant! Emilio cannot stop talking about you and is already planning his next birthday! It was a truly stress-free party, which gave me a chance to enjoy your entertainments along with all the children. I will certainly be telling everyone I know about you. Mrs DV. Stratford upon Avon

…thank you for the wonderful party you put on for Jasmine. All of her friends at school and even their parents were still talking about it the next day. One mother told me that Marcus was still laughing in his sleep! Mrs NK. Swindon

Thank you Uncle John. All my friends loved the show, and you really made my Birthday very special. Matthew (7yrs). Cirencester

…a truly memorable party that we all enjoyed. Sheamus was laughing in his sleep! Mrs SD. Wootton under Edge

Thank you for making our party such fun. All our friends loved it, and even our mums and dads had a giggle too. Georgia, Adriana and Lauren (5, 6, 6yrs). Ashton Keynes

…they all thoroughly enjoyed the magic and especially the games afterwards. Many parents were very impressed so I'm sure there will lots more business following this! Mrs SRS. Minchinhampton

…thank you, thank you, thank you. …needless to say Guy loved your brilliant entertainments; and it was a treat to see them all having such fun with so little effort on our part! The feedback in the playground this morning was phenomenal! Mrs CS. Cheltenham

Thank you for such a fantastic show for Bailey. …every parent there said they laughed as much as the children, …and the children had never laughed so much before. I would definitely recommend you to anyone. Ms AB. Lambourne

Thanks for a great Christmas show. You were so professional it made our job as organisers so much easier. Plenty of magic, games and prizes. I think the mums and dads loved the entertainments as much as the kids! Mr TH. (company director). Swindon

We all had a great time, and all my friends and family said how thoroughly professional you were and that you pitched it just right! I will certainly recommend you to everyone. Mrs SH. Cheltenham

...On a touching note you might be interested to know that on the evening when I took Ben to bed (eventually!) he gave me a kiss on the cheek and whispered to me; “That was the best party I have ever had. Could I have another one tomorrow?” Mr KC. Brockworth

Thank you ‘Uncle John’ for making Dewuni’s party a great success; we loved every minute. We will highly recommend you to all our friends. Mrs SS. Malmesbury

…we played the video back several times; you captivated the children all the way through, and thoroughly enjoyed every second. We wanted to make this party a little bit special for Amy and I can't think of how it could have been better! Mrs TR. Swindon

…thanks for doing such a great job at Jack’s birthday party. From the time the children arrived to the time they left you had them smiling and laughing and totally in your control. The children at Jack’s school are still talking about it even now; and the parents were all extremely impressed. Mr SP. Cheltenham

It was wonderful for us to be able to sit and watch the children having so much fun without having to organise the entertainments and games ourselves. Thank you for making Joshua’s party so special and one that he will always remember. Mrs SC. Leckhampton

Thank you for my super party. Your magic show was my best present. Jamie (5yrs). Cheltenham

It was amazing how you captured the attention, concentration of all the children, and in doing so also managed to please an awful amount of proud parents. Never give it up John, we think you are wonderful. Mrs MK. Gloucester

I liked your funny tricks the best. Give Charlie a kiss and a hug for me. Lauren (7yrs). Swindon

An absolutely marvellous party. Everyone (including parents) enjoyed the show and it has been a talking point ever since. Mrs JR. Stonehouse

Thank you so much. Sophie and Emily were so thrilled and it was lovely to watch their rapt expressions. Mrs AM. Chippenham

A great time was had by all, including the adults! I had many phone calls after the party to confirm how much the children enjoyed it. A truly professional act. Thanks again. Mrs TS. Great Rissington

Thank you for a wonderful magic party. All my friends did so enjoy it. Mrs AT. Little Rissington

…a great show that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for making John’s day very special and for ensuring Helen and I had a pretty stress-free time. Mr PM. Bishops Cleeve

Dear Uncle John, Thank you. I love you lots. Heather (5yrs). Winterbourne Bassett

…you made Layke’s day such a happy and memorable occasion. Many parents commented over and over again how much their child enjoyed her party. I shall definitely recommend you at every opportunity. Mrs NS. Berkeley

Thank you for making my party a wonderful day to remember. Sophie (6yrs). Leonard Stanley

Thank you for making Jack’s party so special. Jack and his friends had a great time, thanks to you. Mrs SF. Swindon

Thank you for making Laura’s party so stress-free for me. Two of Laura’s friends enjoyed the party so much their parents approached me to say they had talked of nothing else all weekend, so you definitely made a lasting impression. Mrs LC. Cirencester

You made organising the party so easy for us as you took charge of everything. The whole afternoon was a great success. The children went home with big smiles. Mrs TR (company Secretary) Swindon

…you made it such a fantastic fun party. …all the children and Alana have not stopped talking about it (and neither have I). Mrs KP. Swindon

Thank you for a lovely magic show. I liked Charlie the dog. I liked helping you with the magic. Leah (5yrs). Swindon

I would certainly recommend you. Lauren is shy with everyone but she came up to do 'her bit' with you, which shows how good you are at putting children at their ease without any pressure. I can’t express just how much we all enjoyed the day, thanks to you. Mrs SB. Highworth

…thank you for the absolutely brilliant magic show. You captivated their attention for almost an hour, which is no easy task. …a pure delight. You turned a little boy’s birthday party into a magical experience he will remember for a very long time. Mr RA. Stratton

…a fabulous show. …a huge hit with everyone there. You have such a great affinity with the children, a real talent. Mrs SJ. Chippenham

We had really good feedback from the parents. Two children actually said you were the best magician they’d ever seen. We shall certainly spread the word. Mrs KS. Little Rissington

I felt I must send you a small note to say a big 'thank you.' All the children thoroughly enjoyed it, and I have been spreading the word at school. Mrs LH. Swindon

…thank you for a wonderful show. I know Rebecca and all the other children had a fantastic time. I will be recommending you to everyone. Mrs CS. Wroughton

Thank you for the joy you brought to our children (and us!). We all thought your act was hilarious. …such a lovely beginning to our party and put everyone in the right mood. Mrs AW (playgroup leader) Cleeve Lawn

I just had to write to let you know that we all enjoyed your show enormously. Young and old alike we thought you were brilliant. I will definitely recommend you. Mrs CS. Swindon

Thank you for helping me to have a wonderful birthday party. Love Emily (6yrs). Chipping Sodbury

…you were fantastic! George keeps having secret giggles to himself thinking about your show. Mrs MT. Faringdon

Thank you for a nice day today. Daniel (4yrs). Cricklade

Many, many thanks for the wonderful show you gave both to children and staff. It really was the climax to our party day. Mrs ND (Head Teacher) Cricklade

Thank you for the very entertaining magic show you did at our Christmas Party. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, mums and children alike. The children have talked about nothing else. Mrs LJ (playgroup secretary) Siddington

…Rosie loved the show and has talked non-stop about her magic tricks with you. Mrs NK. Malmesbury

…you were brilliant. Mummy says anybody who can keep 30 children happy for so long must be magic!! We all loved you. Greg (6yrs). Swindon

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show, and it is lovely the way you involve them and make all the children feel so very special. I would not hesitate in recommending you to any of my friends. Mrs JN. Swindon

Thank you for coming to my party. We all had a wonderful time because of you. Matthew (5yrs). Marlborough

…all the children really enjoyed themselves. Rebecca has been saying her magic word ever since and using her wand. Thank you once again. Mrs JP. Wootton Bassett

A big thank you on behalf of the Bethesda Methodist Junior Church. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the fun and magic tricks and had a great party. We will certainly recommend you. Mrs KS. Leckhampton

I really loved the magic tricks. Mummy says it was the best birthday party she has done, as it was relaxing and because you took care of it all and made it a great success. Benjamin (8yrs). Dauntsey

Thank you for the wonderful show. It was well worth every penny. We hope to see you next year. Mrs CC. Purton

Thank you for the magic show. I hope you had a nice time. Rosie (5yrs). Swindon

…you turned little monsters into angels. Your show was wonderful. David and Claire are still talking about you. You made it all so very special for us. Mrs AK. Swindon

Thank you for bringing your magic show to our party. We really enjoyed it and so did all our friends; it made our party really special. Elise, Chloe (5yrs) Woodhall Park

Thank you for the wonderful show. Ellias hasn’t stopped talking about it. Mrs RR. Highworth

Thank you for looking after the children at our wedding. The children were enthralled and everyone has been talking about you. You really entertained them. Mrs KT. London.

Thank you for coming to my birthday party. I thought you were brilliant! Matthew and I laugh when we watch you on the video. Katherine (7yrs) Chisledon