Shark-tastic fun in New Zealand!

Merlin’s Magic Wand

Merlin’s Magic Wand
21st March 2014

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium worked with Make-A-Wish New Zealand to make a dream come true for a shark-loving boy named Ashton.

Ashton, who suffers from a serious heart condition, took part in our Shark Cage Snorkeling Experience, and to make it even more special, his Dad and two brothers joined him as well!

At the end of the experience, Nikki Jarvis (Merlin’s Magic Wand Charity Champion), presented Ashton and his family with their attraction photo and also a goodie bag for the 3 boys – each including a Shark tooth from a Sand Tiger Shark which they had just been snorkeling with!

'Shark-tastic fun in New Zealand!' accompanying image 1

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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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