Betesda Orphanage

Madame Tussauds, Singapore

December 2016

Betesda orphanage was founded by Pastor Zebua following the December 2004 tsunami and subsequent earthquake in Jan 2005.

Before MMW got involved the children were sleeping between 2 bedrooms, a communal lounge, and a rented house. In 2014 the orphanage caught fire and the main building was lost. 6 months later they began rebuilding. Sadly they ran out of funds to complete the project.

Merlin’s Magic Wand stepped in and funded the build to completion and also remodelled the areas into something truly magical. In total Merlin’s Magic Wand has renovated and transformed 11 bedrooms, 2 living areas, and a play room.

Craig Connor, GM of MT Singapore, says:

"To be able to change these kids’ quality of life is a really special feeling and something that I feel extremely privileged to have been part of."


About us

The Charity makes FUN accessible to children with three Magic Spells: "Magical Days Out" providing tickets and contributing towards a travel grant for families to enjoy their day at a Merlin Entertainments’ attraction; "Merlin’s Magic On Tour" working with our local communities at hospitals and hospices to bring the magic to the children wherever they are; and "Merlin’s Magic Spaces" designing and creating amazing projects in hospitals, orphanages, learning centres and more all around the world.

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a charitable trust registered with the UK Charities Commission, registration number 1124081. Merlin’s Magic Wand Trustees Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 06511344.

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