Thank you to all our marvellous friends
The many splendid schools, libraries, community groups and individual donors and fundraisers who support us are too numerous to mention individually, but we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributes to helping us to make life better for seriously ill children.
We would especially like to thank the following companies and trusts for their incredibly generous support:
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate/Roald Dahl Charitable Trust
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate believes in doing good things. That’s why ten percent of all Roald Dahl income* goes to its charity partners, including Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Roald Dahl Literary Estate charitable vision.
*All author payments and royalty income net of third party commissions.
Thanks to vital funds from our friends at the Burdett Trust for Nursing, we support innovative nurse-led research projects. This programme is called the Marvellous Nurse Inventing Room.
Our aim is to improve the quality of care for seriously ill children and young people. The programme also helps to improve skills in leadership, research and project management for nurses in the UK.
Charlie Beans is an exciting new brand offering quality t-shirts with a difference. The company, set up in memory of a very special little boy, is donating 10% of every single purchase price to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. There's something for all ages and the more you spend, the more we receive. New designs and garments will be added regularly to keep the range fresh and interesting. We have a discount code for 20% off your first purchase to start you off. Simply use the code MARVELLOUS20 at the checkout.
The Roald Dahl rose, also called (Ausowlish), has been developed by David Austin Roses to celebrate the world's number one storyteller, Roald Dahl. Marking his one hundredth brithday, this peach-coloured bloom also raises money to help seriously ill children in the UK, as £2.50 from every rose sold will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
We have recently concluded a year-long partnership with the Dunelm. Their amazingly dedicated staff have raised a stupendous £233,000 to help us to continue providing more Roald Dahl nurses to support seriously ill children across the UK. Find out more about our partnership with Dunelm on our blog.
We're delighted to have chosen as one of Edgewell Personal Care's two charity partners. The company has been based in Sword House at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire since 1973 and supporting charities within their local community is a priority. Edgewell owns familiar household brands such as Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat and Wet Ones, as well as a substantial Private Label Shaving business.
2016 saw the launch of our new partnership with Explore Learning, providers of maths and English tuition at centres across the UK. Centre staff and children have been enthusiastically joining in with our Dahlicious Dress Up Day and various other events to raise money. The Explore Learning team has lots of exciting plans for supporting our the families under the care of our Roald Dahl nurses throughout the year and we are looking forward to supporting them in any way we can. Our huge thanks to all of the staff, children and parents for getting involved and embracing our charitable work with such enthusiasm.
Our partnership with Future Inns began in early summer and is going from strength to strength. We are absolutely thrilled to be partnered with such a big friendly group who have shown real passion and support for the charity, from hosting a nurses and family event in Cardiff through to a magnificent £1 donation across the group for every room booked via their website in September, plus a number of other initiatives. We are looking forward to working together over the coming months.
Music Link International is an exciting arts organisation dedicated to new music, drama and audiences. Music Link International is closely involved with the artistic management of a series of works based on Roald Dahl's stories, with the aim to welcome new generations into both concert hall and opera house. The school musicals based on Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes draw upon these original orchestral/ensemble works and operas.
"You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!" Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. As part of the marvellous centenary celebrations, the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton are playing host to the world premiere of this flagship production from November to January. We are the theatre's nominated charity partner for the Christmas season and they are donating twenty-five percent of donations received from their box office appeal to us during this time. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Paradigm are one of the South East's leaving providers of social housing and are committed to ensuring affordable and fair housing with additional services are available for those who need them. It's just wonderful to be chosen as one of their charity partners and by being both a charity and a company themselves, we know they really understand how much it means for us to receive their support.
We are thrilled to be the chosen charity partner for The Practice Group; a brilliant team who are as passionately committed as we are to providing a better health service in unison with the NHS. Since 2005 the company has grown from looking after just one community hospital and two GP surgeries to over 40 surgeries and 120 outpatient clinics per week seeing in excess of 1 million patients a year. We are excited to be working with them and to be being part of the Best Practice Show at Birmingham's NEC.
Roald Dahl was passionate about children reading for pleasure, that's why he was Chairman of Readathon until 1990.
Readathon is the UK's national sponsored reading event. As well as getting children reading, Readathon raises money for charity, including Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
Readathon have been a long-standing and loyal supporter, raising millions of pounds to help seriously ill children since 1991. We are extremely grateful to Readathon, and all the schools who have taken part.
Schools which take part in Readathon receive free books for their school, inspiring even more children to discover their own love of reading.
Earlier this year own very first Roald Dahl specialist children's nurse for undiagnosed conditions took up her post at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The - possibly the world's first - new role was created in collaboration with seriously ill children and their families during a series of workshops. The first two years of the post have been generously co-funded by the St James's Place Foundation, who also kindly creasted and donatewd our charity film. "I am delighted that the St James's Place Foundation has been able to help fund this vital post for 2 years. I am sure the results of the nurse's efforts will be hugely appreciated by all concerned" - Mike Wilson CBE, Chairman, St James's Place Foundation.
We are delighted to be the principal charity partner for the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - the Musical.
Our grateful thanks to all the marvellous cast and crew, and the show's producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Pictures and Neal Street Productions.
And special thanks to our local partners, who support us and raise awareness for our work in the local community.