Merlin’s Magic Wand is a global children’s charity that supports children facing challenges of serious illness, disability or adversity. The charity makes the magic of Merlin Entertainments accessible to children with three magic spells:
“Magical Days Out” – providing free tickets and a contribution towards travel for families to enjoy their day at a Merlin Entertainments’ attraction;
“Merlin’s Magic On Tour” – delivering the magic of Merlin Entertainments to children in local communities; and
“Merlin’s Magic Spaces” – transforming areas in hospitals, orphanages, educational facilities and more into amazing spaces around the world.
The money you raise will go back into these 3 core programmes, funding transformational projects (which have an average cost of £25,000 each), grants for attraction staff to take the magic of their attraction to local schools, hospitals and hospices (up to £200 per trip), and travel contributions (average of £28) to help families get to the attraction for their day out.
Merlin’s Magic Wand helps over 100,000 children and families every year to have a magical, memorable moment together and we want to continue reaching more new families for years to come. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated in the pursuit of more smiles, giggles and laughs!
To donate your currency to Merlin’s Magic Wand, fill out the PDF charity exchange form for Merlin’s Wand.
Donate your leftover travel money to Merlin’s Magic Wand
Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause?
It's easy to donate your leftover holiday cash; Simply fill out our charity exchange form and send it along with your currency to our London office. We will exchange all currency, coins and notes, foreign and domestic, and donate the exchange value plus 5% extra to Merlin’s Magic Wand.
How much of my donation goes to Merlin’s Magic Wand?
We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to Merlin’s Magic Wand. There are no fees, neither do we subtract any commission. You will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donate. We will share this information with Merlin’s Magic Wand.
Which banknotes and coins can I donate?
You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or domestic. We will exchange whatever currency you send us and will donate the combined exchange value plus five percent extra to Merlin’s Magic Wand.
We will exchange currencies listed on our exchangeable currencies page against the exchange rates shows.
All other banknotes and coins will be exchanged against their numismatic value, bullion value or scrap metal value, whichever is higher. It helps if you sort the currency before you send it. But if you are unable to sort your currency, don't worry. We will take care of the sorting and counting free of charge.