Required Paperwork

Below are some examples of the paperwork/documentation which can be submitted in order for us to assess your application.

Serious illness

  • Hospital letter which must be on letter headed paper with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis.

Disability

  • Hospital letter which must be on letter headed paper with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Letter from Head teacher of school on official school letter headed paper with the school’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Statement of Educational Needs (SEN) or Educational, Health & Care Plan (EHCP). Must be on official letter headed paper with the authority’s name and logo. To include the child’s name and date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated).

In care

  • Letter from the foster agency which must be on official headed paper with the foster agency’s logo. To include child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of the foster carer(s).
  • Letter from the local authority which must be on official headed paper with the authority’s logo. To include child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of the foster carer(s).
  • Medical assessment letter which must be on official headed paper with the medical establishment’s logo, or if a doctors letter must have the surgery’s official address stamp on the letter. The letter must include child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirm the child is in foster care with confirmation of the foster carer(s).
  • If the foster child has a serious long term illness or disability alternatively you can supply a hospital letter (please see above under disability).
  • Applications for children in a care home must be made by the care home directly. If you are an employee of the care home please apply via the organisation application form.

Adopted

  • Adoption certificate which must confirm child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of the adoptive parent(s).
  • A letter from the adoption agency which must be on official headed paper with the adoption agency’s logo. To include, child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of the adoptive parent(s).

Child impacted by domestic violence/abuse/bullying

Domestic violence/abuse

  • Court Order or any letter from court/police/solicitor/refuge which confirms the child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and details of how the child has been impacted.

Bullying

  • Court Order or any letter from court/police which confirms the child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and details of how child has been impacted.
  • Letter from the Head teacher of the school which must be on official school letter headed paper with the school’s name and logo. To include the child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and details of how child has been impacted.

Child of terminally ill parent/legal guardian or sibling

  • Hospital letter which must be on official hospital letterhead with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the name of the person with the illness. We also require supporting evidence to confirm that the child detailed on the application is the sibling or child of the person who is ill. This can be in the form of a birth certificate (if it’s a parent/guardian) however, this must confirm both the parent’s/guardian’s names or a tax credit form if it’s a sibling who has a terminal illness (the tax credit must detail both children’s names).

Child of recently deceased parent/legal guardian or sibling

  • A death certificate is required in these instances. We also require supporting evidence to show that the child or sibling on the application is either the child/sibling of person who is deceased. This can be in the form of a birth certificate (if it’s a parent/guardian) however, this must confirm both the parent’s/guardian’s names or a tax credit if it’s a sibling who has a terminal illness (the tax credit must detail both the children’s names).

Registered young carer

  • Letter from young carers organisation which must be on official hospital letterhead with the organisation’s name and logo. To include the child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation the child is a registered young carer.
  • Letter from Head teacher of school which be on official school letter headed paper with the school’s name and logo. Must include the child’s name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation the child is a registered young carer.


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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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