Chris Reed, Head of Care Services at Acorns in Birmingham, said: “The Sea Life Centre ship is a dramatic focal point in the children’s play area of our gardens and it is already proving to be a real hit with children and their siblings. Outdoor space forms a vital part of the holistic service we offer and helps to improve the wellbeing of the children we care for.
“We’re very grateful to Merlin’s Magic Wand for funding the equipment and look forward to seeing our children take to the seas of Selly Oak for many years to come!”
Amy Langham, General Manager at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham comments: “The whole team here has been working so hard over the past 14 months to fundraise for this project; we’ve held bake sales, hosted a pirate day, dressed like otters and made individual donations too.
“It’s amazing to finally see all the plans and efforts come to life and it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to work on such a unique and exciting project that will hopefully bring hours of fun to some truly incredible children.”