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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

We are here for the children who need us most.

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

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.

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An introduction to Marvellous

And how we helped a nine year old boy called Paul

My Roald Dahl nurse is the one person I can talk to who doesn’t make me feel small. I can ask anything that I’m worried about without feeling silly.

Sebastian's mum 1

Marvellous interview 2013

I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I'll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.

Roald Dahl 1

BBC World Service interview, November 1988

A family with a child with a disability has about a third more expenses. There are loads of extra costs because of hospitals or life-limiting conditions.

Social worker 1

Marvellous interview 2013

Our Roald Dahl Research Award will allow us to map rare brain conditions in children. We hope this will help ground-breaking research into new treatments.

Dr Rob Forsyth, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology 1

Marvellous interview 2013

My job is to reassure parents that they're not alone. I help them
make sure that their child can live their life to the full.

Lynn, Roald Dahl nurse 1

Marvellous interview 2012

Your Roald Dahl Research Award helped us to articulate what we have been battling to say to the NHS for a very long time.

Lola Oni, Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Association of Counsellors 1

Marvellous interview 2012

Your help is a real lifeline.

Family key worker 1

Marvellous interview 2013