Ten New Mobile Entertainment Units
Brighten hosptial stays around the world
Merlin’s Magic Wand strives to ensure the magic of Merlin is accessible to all children around the world, despite the personal challenges they are facing. The charity is always exploring new and innovative ways to reach children who need a bit of magic the most.
‘Merlin’s Magic Spaces’ are bespoke installations that are tailored to meet the needs of children attending a hospital, hospice or school, to ensure we maximise the space available and transform the spaces, making the biggest impact.
When Merlin’s Magic wand received feedback from University Hospital, North Midlands that some children were sadly still unable to access their new Magic Space as they couldn’t leave their hospital beds, the charity formulated a magical plan. Working with the fantastic team at Merlin Magic Making Studios North team they developed a new concept, Mobile Entertainment Units which contained elements from the Magic Spaces such as LEGO Brick builds and Xbox gaming, but could be easily stored and transported from ward to ward.
The successful trial proved that the Mobile Entertainment Units provided some much needed respite and interactive play distraction for the children, offering an escape from their hospital life.
Eleanor Turner, Merlin’s Magic Spaces Project Manager, said “As the Project Manager for Merlin’s Magic Wand, I feel these units are invaluable and enable us to reach more children around the world and brighten their day. Fun and laughter is a great healer and our aim is to make fun accessible across the globe”.
To celebrate Merlin’s Magic Wand's tenth Birthday, the charity target to gift ten of these Mobile Entertainment Units to children’s hospitals across the world, including the UK and Europe with more to follow in 2019 in China, Malaysia, the USA and Australia.