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Sarah (10) Wins Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Fundraising Competition with “Clever” Film Night Idea

24th July 2020

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is pleased to announce that Sarah, aged 10, has won its Phizz-whizzing Workshops fundraising idea competition, which was judged by Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, Blue Peter Presenter, Richie Driss and CBBC Presenter, Ed Petrie.

Carter's Story

23rd July 2020

Imagine having to be careful when holding your child’s hand because his joints dislocate on a daily basis or having to take care when you cuddle him because he bruises so easily. Imagine having to co-ordinate appointments for the ten consultant teams he is under. This is life for 10-year-old Carter and his mum, Laura. Thankfully, they have the support of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Tina who provides both practical and emotional care and helps Laura feel less isolated and alone.

Boy Raises Money to Help Seriously Ill Children by Climbing Stairs

22nd June 2020

11-year-old Thomas, who has epilepsy, has raised an impressive over £400 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity by climbing his stairs to the equivalent height of Mount Kilimanjaro! Thomas took on the challenge because he wanted to make sure that other children with epilepsy also benefit from having a specialist epilepsy nurse like he does. He chose to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity as they provide specialist nurses across the UK including epilepsy nurses.

Sela's Story

17th June 2020

Sela (15) was born with the serious, lifelong illness, Sickle Cell Anaemia and is cared for by Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Caroline at St. Georges Hospital in Tooting. We caught up with Sela and his mum, Jacqueline to find out more about how she helps.

Cianna's Story

16th June 2020

This Friday is Sickle Cell Awareness Day and to recognise the important work our Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses do to support families with Sickle Cell across the UK, we are sharing stories this week. Cianna is cared for by Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Lesley. We caught up with Cianna and her mum Hayley to find out how Lesley supports the whole family and why specialist nurses are so important.

Roald Dahl Charity Launches Phizz-whizzing Workshop Series

15th June 2020

Supported by Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, Blue Peter Presenter, Richie Driss and CBBC Presenter, Ed Petrie

Sir Quentin Blake Drawing to be Auctioned for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Nurses Appeal

28th May 2020

A drawing by renowned illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake is to be auctioned to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’s Nurses Appeal, which was launched on the 11th May 2020 to ensure its network of 78 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses can continue to do their vital work. Sir Quentin Blake is President and founding Patron of the Charity having been involved since its inception in 1991 when it was set up by Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl, the year after the famous author’s death.

Teenager Cared for by Roald Dahl Nurse wins Sporting Hero Award

20th May 2020

Will (14) who is cared for by Roald Dahl Specialist Epilepsy Nurse, Kat, has won the first-ever Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award. A talented sailor Will has been presented with this prestigious award for battling against the odds to take part in sailing championships across the world despite collapsing with a haemorrhagic stroke last year and being diagnosed with a Cavernoma and epilepsy.

Charlie's Story

19th May 2020

Charlie (12) went from being a happy, outdoor loving child and “a mini Bear Grylls” to one that was terrified to be on his own as he was having 15-16 full Tonic-clonic seizures a day. His mum, Kath talks to us about how Roald Dahl Specialist Epilepsy Nurse, Kirsten Johnson has helped the whole family by being there for them every step of the way.

Introducing James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends!

18th May 2020

Taika Waititi is stepping aboard a certain giant peach, and he's invited some rather unexpected friends along for the adventure!