Oompa-Loompas take over London

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
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9:45pm, 29th June
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Group of fundraisers in Oompa-Loompa fancy dress
  • Group of fundraisers in Oompa-Loompa fancy dress
  • Singalonga Willy Wonka special guests
  • Felicity Dahl with Rusty Goffe
  • Roald Dahl nurse Edith and patient Caroline
  • Felicity Dahl with Rebecca Keatley

The first ever Singalonga Willy Wonka shows London a phizz-whizzing time and raises funds for seriously ill children

Londoners entered into a world of Pure Imagination at the first ever Singalonga Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory today. This was a special one-off charity event to help celebrate 50 Whipple-Scrumptious years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and raise vital funds and awareness for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

VIP guest original Oompa-Loompa actor Rusty Goffe joined the fun at the Prince Charles Cinema along with Cebeebies television presenter Rebecca Keatley, and Charity Marvellous President Felicity Dahl.

Roald Dahl specialist children's nurse Edith Aimiwu also came as another special guest. Edith has been a Roald Dahl nurse since 2006 and cares for children with blood disorders at the Whittington Hospital in Archway, London. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity created Edith's role and funded it for two years.

Edith attended the event with thirteen year old Caroline, one of the young people she cares for. Caroline has sickle cell anaemia and needs to have a blood transfusion every month to prevent a stroke. "Edith is fantastic, she is very supportive of our family and always goes the extra mile. Caroline loves her Roald Dahl nurse, she calls her Auntie Edith." Caroline's mum said.

It was a phizz-whizzing and action-packed afternoon, with plenty of audience interaction throughout. There was even a fantabulous fancy dress competition and a top raffle prize donated by our marvellous friends at Spineless Classics. Even overseas fans and Charity supporters popped the film in their DVD and were there in spirit!