From Roald Dahl's BFG sandal to the first draft of Matilda, find out about some of our archive's treasures
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children across the UK, is delighted to announce that Dr Nighat Arif, resident GP for BBC Breakfast and This Morning, has been appointed as an ambassador for the charity.
Celebrities including David Walliams, Claudia Winkleman and Julie Walters are taking part in BGC Partners’ 16th annual Charity Day to help raise funds for charitable causes including Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses and support to serious ill children with complex, lifelong illnesses.
It’s nearly here! Roald Dahl Story Day is this Sunday 13th of September.
Schools and groups across the UK are taking part in fundraising on Roald Dahl Story Day to help Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity establish more Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses, so we thought we’d ask some of our nurses and the children they support, what their favourite Roald Dahl story is and why?!
A knitting group based in Hertfordshire town, Hemel Hempstead are raising money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity with an eye-catching literary knitting trail featuring famous scenes and characters from the UK’s best loved children’s books.
Lily (16), a keen aerial trapeze artist, was diagnosed with severe epilepsy in 2018. We caught up with her mum, Mary to find out what it’s like to be thrown into the “petrifying, unknown” world of having a child with a serious lifelong illness and how Lily’s Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Becs has helped with expert support, sympathy and hand-holding realism:
Schools around the UK are preparing to put the FUN into FUNdraising and host parties for Roald Dahl Story Day to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The charity urgently needs funds so it can provide more Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses and help seriously ill children lead a more marvellous life.
We thought we'd better write it down, because it's going to be more packed with delights than you could possibly imagine.
Charlie, who has epilepsy and is supported by Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Kirsten, chose to celebrate his 13th birthday with an engraved wristband as a special memory of his 2.6 challenge to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and to thank Kirsten.
Stories are good for you
Roald Dahl said, "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
We believe in doing good things.
Ten percent of The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited’s (company number 11099347) operating profit goes to charity. This all means we give lots of money to good causes. Did you know that in 2017 we arranged for over £1,500,000 of donations to be made to charitable and worthy causes? If you didn’t know that, your head is emptier than a bondungle!