Oct 18, 2019

Something different - MH's new Exceleratorproject

Dear Magic Hospital supporter, 

I am happy to reconnect with you, as I would like to share some exciting news.

But first a question: do you remember the last time you stood in front of a problem, or ran out of time for a deadline, or maybe you had to move house, and help was magically just around the corner? Wasn't this a relief? There are moments when we need help, to progress in our endevours, to overcome obstacles. 

You know us mostly via our programs in China. You may be less aware of the fact that we developed and managed a 3-year project called "Kids Open - getting out of the rough in France. It was a Golf project for autistic children. Since we handed it over to the autistic school, we have been pondering what we should do next in Europe. 

However, we also knew from that there are many small nonprofits who are struggling and need help. So, we thought: instead of launching our own program, why not choose to help others? In the end, helping others is why we are active in the nonprofit world. Wouldn’t you agree that makes good sense? 

This is the mission of our new initiative, the Exceleratorproject.  We see a great need and opportunity in lending a helping hand to other organisations. The project is still in its early stages, but we already have an appealing website with a cool 1-minute video clip. Please do take a minute and visit it. 

We continue of course our multiple programs in China,  one of them being the Clown Program which you so generously and kindly support.  We believe it is important to let you know what else we are doing,  so I wanted to send you this brief update. If you have any questions or suggestions,  I am delighted to hear from you. You can reach me on president@magichospital.org

Thank you for your time, your interest and steadfast loyalty in Magic Hospital!

Kindest regards 

Magda The

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Sep 27, 2019

Launch of Magic Moments Program

Magic Bean day at Huaxin Hospital
Magic Bean day at Huaxin Hospital
Dear Magic Hospital community,
 
Today was a special day for the children, for you, for us, and we want to share it with you. 
 
Today we launched our 'Magic Moments’ program at Huaxin Hospital. You may recall from having spoken about the Huaxin hospital: children are hospitalised here when they are in need of a heart surgery. Normally, volunteers from our Playtime program go and play with the children saturday mornings. It's also a good moment to bring some relief to the worried and anxious parents. 
We also went today on this special occasion. We brought little magical flower pots and worked with the children to plant their  ‘Magic Bean’. Older kids helped the younger ones to plant, and those kids who could not join in because they had to remain in bed. They were all so lovely. 
We hope that while they care for their bean and see it sprout it brings them joy and hope. And takes their mind off the hospital routine and their fears. 
 
Years back, we did the Magic Beans project with a Parent group in Guangzhou whose children suffered from cancer.  It was such a sweet and simple activity, it lit up children's eyes. A gift from the British Chamber in Beijing made today possible.
We will expand the Magic Moment program to other hospitals as well. True, Magic Moment is a bit of a melting pot of activities: the Magic Beans, the Abracadabra wish program and the Holiday Gift Giving - however all have in common to bring special moments to children who need them dearly. 
We hope you like what you read. Please continue to share your passion and goodwill for children through us. On this happy note, Claudia and I wish you a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Be a doctor and send a smile.
 
Your sincerly 
 
Mirjam Thieme

 

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Memory lane: receiving the bean in Guangzhou...
Memory lane: receiving the bean in Guangzhou...
Aug 7, 2019

A cool summer read

Dear all, 

we hope you are taking a bit of a breather during the summer, spending quality time with your family. So we thought we piggyback on your leisure time and send you a short update. 

Farewell to our clown Jean

He brought so much happiness and laughter to the children in China and Nepal. Before his departure  he wanted to once again spread the joy. We visited the Gucheng school for migrant children. The event focussed on happiness and kindness, letting the children draw and then act out some of their drawings, and of course clowning. It ended with a few minutes of meditation. Thank you so much for all the laughter, smiles, wonderful and unforgettable events, Jean! The children in Beijing and we all from Magic Hospital will miss you, till we hopefully see you again!!

The weekly visits in Beijing Ertong Yiyuan and bi-monthly in Beida continue with Mr. Liu 

Our Magic Band visits Bo'Ai Hospital

In a previous report we mentioned that we also have a Magic Band now. Just like laughter, studies show that music has incredible health benefits. Bo'Ai hospital has a special center for autistic children. For autistic children regular musical activities such as singing and playing instruments can help improve with their social interaction, verbal communication, initiating behaviour. The kids were handed out some musical instruments. Kids, parents as well as band had a great time. 

Swimming with the children from Bethel orphanage

Bethel is home to visually impaired children.  Going to the swimming pool was a big success last time, so as part of our Outdoorsy program we organised another visit. It was a refreshing fun for all. As a special treat we had George and Lucy, both cast members from CATS (curently touring China) coming along. 

Another Outdoorsy Day - Soccer camp!

Students from the Yuanming migrant school came to visit Dulwich College Beijing. Dulwich school football coach Mr. Hurworth and few senior school students organized football drills for the kids. When it became too hot on the field, the fun continued on the playground. 

We hope you like what you see.  Global Giving will be running a Little by Little campaign during the week 12th - 16th. This is the week that small donations add up to big change. Global giving will match donations up to USD 50 while funds remain. We hope you  consider to make another donations during that week. 

It is you who make our projects happen, so thank you for letting us be the trustee of your kindness and goodwill. 

Yours truly

Claudia

Magic Band visits BoAi Hospital
Magic Band visits BoAi Hospital
Swimming with the kids, pleasure for body and soul
Swimming with the kids, pleasure for body and soul
Soccer camp
Soccer camp
Getting ready for Kickoff!
Getting ready for Kickoff!
On the playground
On the playground
 
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