Marvin cake and Roald Dahl nurses

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
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12:00pm, 26th February
Dr Jo Wray, Nurse Gwyneth Wray and Kate Oulton cutting the cake

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity meets its marvellous new neighbours (featuring some yummy cake)

2016 marks both 100 years of Roald Dahl and 25 years since Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity began. The Charity recently moved offices from Great Missenden, where Roald Dahl wrote many of his amazing stories, to Amersham, Buckinghamshire. It’s a move that we hope will mark the beginning of new and exciting things to come. 

To kick-start this marvellous year, we hosted a little ‘office warming’; a chance for some lovely local businesses to find out about our work and how to get involved. Collaboration is an important part of our unique approach as a charity.  We collaborate with children and families when creating new nurse posts, to make sure their needs are met, and without partnerships with our wonderful company supporters and individual fundraisers, we would not be able to provide these essential specialist nurses.

We were joined by Gwyneth, one of our Roald Dahl nurses, who provides palliative care for children in the local area living with a range of serious and rare conditions.  We anticipate that, with support of our local friends, our national community of nurses will grow further in the future. 

Graham Faulkner, one of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’s Trustees, said “This is an important moment for the charity, as we mark 25 years of supporting seriously ill children.  We are excited about the opportunities the move to Amersham can bring for our charity and local businesses alike, and we look forward to working with our local community in 2016 and beyond”. 

We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our new neighbours (and eating some scrumptious Marvin cake) and we’re grateful to the local companies who helped to provide refreshments for the event.  

We look forward to continuing to work with the local community in Buckinghamshire to make life more marvellous for seriously ill children and their families both here, and across the UK.