Marvellous Dream Jars Unveiled

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Posted on
6:00pm, 14th July
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Charity, The BFG
HRH Duchess of Cornwall with Roald Dahl nurses and children
  • HRH Duchess of Cornwall with Roald Dahl nurses and children
  • HRH Duchess of Cornwall and her dream jar
  • Quentin Blake and his dream jar
  • Ilyas and dream jar
  • Quentin Blake with children and Roald Dahl nurses

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Sir Quentin Blake reveal their dreams to Roald Dahl nurses and the children they look after.

This week a splendiferous trail of Dream Jars appeared across London to mark the opening of Steven Spielberg's film of Roald Dahl's The BFG.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is proud to be one of the partner charities for the Dream Jar Trail, along with Save the Children. 

At two very special events this week, Roald Dahl nurses from the charity, and some of the children and families they support, joined HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Sir Quentin Blake as they unveiled their dreams jars.

In glorious sunshine on the steps of the House of Illustration, Sir Quentin met Lily from Basingstoke and her Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse Charlotte, as well as Oscar from Southampton and his Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse Lilly.  Oscar and Lily and their families heard from Sir Quentin about his dream of flying which is captured inside the jar with his own unique illustrations.  

Lily, Oscar and Quentin Blake

After a day out exploring the dream jar trail, Oscar and Lily, along with their families and their Roald Dahl nurses headed to St James's Park for another very special visit.  Here they were introduced both to Lucy Dahl and to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, who unveiled her Dream Jar entitled 'Read'.  The Duchess also met 9 year old Ilyas and his Roald Dahl rare diseases nurse Kate from Birmingham.  Her Royal Highness spent time speaking to the nurses and hearing from the children and their families about the support they receive from Charlotte, Lilly and Kate, who are three of the 54 Roald Dahl nurses helping seriously ill children across the UK.

The BFG Dream Jar Trail will be out on the streets until 31st August, and all of the jars will be auctioned to raise money for the charities.  The four jars being auctioned for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity are those belonging to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Sir Quentin Blake, Tim Minchin and Sophie Dahl.  The auction goes live on Sunday 17th July and you can register now at the Paddle 8 website.