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Magic for Smiles

Give a Magic Gift this Christmas

Magic works! What better way to help refugee and other vulnerable children than through Christmas gift donations to provide happy magic shows or workshops. And as a thank you there will be a free zoom magic show 18 Dec 6.30pm GMT for all the family!
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Magic for Smiles has shown time and time again how magic works for the wellbeing of vulnerable children - mostly refugees - with its emotional, social and cognitive benefits. Have a look at our work in action uncovered by the BBC. We have traditionally worked face to face in the Middle East (Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon) where refugees number the highest per capita in the world. However, during COVID we have successfully adapted to online work such as in this Lebanon camp. Furthermore, we have expanded to work with refugee organisations in the UK online and recently face to face.

We have seen such joy in 2021 thanks to your support. Starting on Giving Tuesday 30 November, we would be so grateful for donations this Christmas to help bring a smile to the faces of vulnerable often traumatised children (and their families) through the unique experience of magic. £10 can help make such a child smile through our shows and workshops.

In the words of one of our partners in Hertfordshire UK: "I was overwhelmed afterwards with very positive reviews. Both the children and adults loved the show. They were delighted to see a magician who speaks their language and he really got the crowd excited with Arabic music that they were all familiar with. I saw only smiles as a result and would have him come again for any future events".

Here are some visual examples of our shows which are only possible with your kind support. See for example the excitement of these Syrian children in Shropshire UK. And this show also for Syrian refugees with the Syrian Emergency Task Force rehabilitation centre in Gaziantep in SE Turkey, and in collaboration with Magicians without Borders (who do not operate in the region).:

As we come together around Christmas, our sincere thanks in advance for your warmth and donations, upon which we largely depend to bring smiles to the children and their families that our partners support. And to represent this thanks we will offer a free online magic show for all current and potential donors and supporters and their families and friends on December 18th 2021 at 6.30 - use this zoom link and we will send reminders!

And to find out how your money is used, do subscribe to Jibberish News and/or forward our very visual newsletter to your friends.

About the charity

Magic for Smiles

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RCN 1182676
We use magic as a tool for enhanced wellbeing through psychosocial support amongst vulnerable and often traumatised children, mostly but not only refugees. To this end, we provide magic shows and tuition, especially in Jordan and Turkey. Magic restores the joy that has been robbed by war.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,892.85
+ £373.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,892.85
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£1,892.85
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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