Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.

We believe every child has the right to a more marvellous life, no matter how ill they are, or how short their life may be.

We focus upon helping those who have the biggest needs, and who aren't being fully supported by anybody else. This might be because they have a serious rare condition, be living in poverty, or not have any family at all.

About the Charity


How the Charity helped a nine year old boy called Paul

The children and young people we help

I feel very lucky to be able to play with these toys and I do everyday. If I'm feeling generous I let my little brother have a play too.

Ella, age 6 1

Marvellous project grant for sensory toys to Amy and Friends 2013

Our Roald Dahl nurse has become part of the family, like an auntie. You don’t feel stupid asking any questions at all.

Mark's mum 1

Marvellous interview 2013, talking about Roald Dahl nurse Siobhan

My role is because of, and is enhanced by, the support from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. I would like to say a very big thank you.

Kirsten, Roald Dahl specialist nurse 1

Interview about Kirsten's Marvellous nurse training grant 2013

Words cannot express what the weekend has done for us as a family. It gave our children a chance to mix with others with the same condition, and to talk and have fun.

Family weekend attendee 1

Recipient of a Marvellous project grant for Cavernoma Alliance residential weekend 2013

My child is here today because of our Roald Dahl occupational therapist Kate. I can’t believe this service isn’t offered to every child with the same needs.

Paul's mum 1

Marvellous interview 2013, talking about Roald Dahl Occupational Therapist Kate

The impact on a child from a Fantastic Families Grant is over months and years. A tricycle builds up confidence when they’re young and this definitely helps them when they’re older.

Social worker 1

Marvellous interview about Fantastic Families Fund 2013

Thanks to help from my Roald Dahl nurse Liz, I finally feel like I am capable of dealing with sickle cell disease. I feel like I can become who I want to be, and not allow this illness to overshadow me.

Taiwo, 19 year old 1

Marvellous interview March 2015

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