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A Day of Magic Charitable Trust gifts to those who really need it. 


This charity was born out of the belief that everyone who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease deserves one day of pure magic at a time where it’s hard to find joy. 


This is a day to share an amazing experience with loved ones before saying goodbye. Creating those everlasting moments, before it is too late.


For most, this is a hugely confronting topic.

But for those who have no choice but to face up to it, it’s a very real thing. 



Melanie Quin the founder of this charity found herself in the unfortunate position of hearing about a Bay of Plenty local who had been given only four weeks to live. Melanie was devastated as Kristie was a mum with a similar age & zest for life as herself. She had a similar sporting background, competitive nature and the same ambition and strength which meant she gave everything 100%.


For Melanie this was far too close to home and so she knew she had to act. For her it was only natural to get in touch with Kristie and ask directly “what is something you have never done, but always wanted to do?” Kristie's response was instant: “to fly in a helicopter Mel!” and there the goal for Mel was set. Melanie didn’t sleep or eat for days but what happened was in fact magic in itself. She found her true calling. 


Melanie's motivation and enthusiasm combined with a sincere love for people and their happiness conjured up an incredible charity. She approached friends, family and business contacts throughout the Bay of Plenty region and was blown away by their buy-in.

Through her strength and determination she was able to not only gift Kristie one helicopter flight but two which were wrapped up with a day of celebration with friends and family.


Melanie provides professional photography and videography so that the day is never lost. After Kristie's day Melanie just knew there was more to this freak occurance so she followed her gut instinct & through share determination Melanie managed to turn that random day of gifts into a charity which is now a recognized registered New Zealand charity.


For those facing the impossible realisation that they or their loved one has a terminal illness, this really is a little bit of magic that they need at a time of grieving & loss. Its something that most people in the situation would not be able to achieve on their own, but for Melanie it is only natural.


Melanie's friends & family all believe she was born to do this. 

A Day of Magic Team

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Melanie Quin


Kia Ora, I am Melanie. A proud member of the 'A Day of Magic' movement. Born & raised in New Zealand with a 8 year stint in London, UK. I live in Otumoetai with my daughter Tessa (human), my girl Teaka (pooch) & my boy Moo Moos (kitten). My unexpected relationship with A Day of Magic has proved to be a miracle to say the least & the journey has only just begun!

Thankfully my passion for people's happiness & my appreciation for celebrating life has now found a safe place to manifest & my multi-skilled past in the workforce provides the tools necessary to turn this passion into a reality.

I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to celebrate life, no matter what & I am going to do everything I can to make it possible.

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Paige Smith


Hey! I am Paige and I live here in Tauranga with my partner Ricky and our two boys, Miller and Hudson. I am a local Real Estate agent and have just launched my own company, ‘Collab Realty’. Between work and family my life is busy but busy is good!


The first time I met Mel I knew she was magic, her bubbly personality is hard not to be attracted too! Supporting her in a day of magic is a true honour, she pours her heart and soul into this charity and is really creating something very magical. 


I am excited to watch A Day of Magic Charitable Trust grow and flourish and will be here to support Mel with anything she needs to make it happen!

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Vicki Thompson


Hello I’m Vicki, I’d like to introduce myself as one of the proud trustees for A Day of Magic Charitable Trust.

I live in beautiful Maketu with my Partner Aaron and our two kids Ryder and Madi.

It really is an honour to be supporting Melanie on her journey with this amazing charity because I believe that “Doing Good Does you Good”.

I am experienced as an Office Manager and now work from home on a part-time basis so I can be more available for my young family. I have also been a volunteer for CanTeen and have enjoyed participating in other fundraising events for a good cause over the years. I use my skills and time to assist Melanie in anyway I can, she is the real Magic Maker here.

I look forward to meeting more of you as the ADOM family grows.  

'Why do we wait for a funeral to come together?

Why do we not celebrate life while we are all still here to enjoy it?!' 

Our Mission

To provide ‘A Day of Magic’ to anyone who is suffering from a terminal illness & facing end of life with the help & support of the community.

We believe life is to be celebrated, while we still can.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Is to introduce a ‘celebrate life’ day that in time becomes as traditional as what we all know as the funeral. Bringing people together, while we are still here.

A rare opportunity to celebrate life, bring people together & to create lasting memories before we say goodbye ... before it is too late.

We need your support to ensure magic can be shared to our families.

Help us to help those who are suffering a terminal illness & facing end of life.

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