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20 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses Selected for Florence Nightingale Leadership Programme

14th December 2020

An impressive twenty Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses based at NHS Trusts in England have been selected to take part in the highly regarded Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Programme, thanks to funding supported by Health Education England.

Ahuoyiza's Story

11th December 2020

“I know Ahuoyiza is taken care of when she’s in hospital and that really settles me. She sees her Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Elizabeth and she knows she’s going to be ok.”

Joanna Lumley to host unique Christie’s auction for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

30th November 2020

Joanna Lumley OBE is to preside over a very special auction in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity at Christie’s iconic auction house in London on the 9th December. Joanna is a committed and long serving Patron to the charity, which provides specialist nurses and support to seriously ill children.

Roald Dahl Museum edition of Fantastic Mr Fox

16th November 2020

To celebrate the book’s 50th anniversary, the Roald Dahl Museum is publishing a very special limited edition, in association with Penguin.

Henry's Story: “Knowing our Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Clare is there and is our person of contact is like having someone as a security blanket”

10th November 2020

Henry (4) has the incredibly rare, inherited blood condition, Diamond-Blackfan Anaemia. Since diagnosis, Henry’s parents have been on an emotional rollercoaster having to take him for blood transfusions every three weeks and then a bone marrow transplant. Henry’s Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Clare, has been by the family’s side throughout. We caught up with Henry’s mum, Zoe to find out more about the impact of having a seriously ill child and why having the support of a Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse is so important:

Grace Runs London Marathon for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

21st October 2020

Our wonderful Roald Dahl Story Company colleague, Grace completed her first London Marathon in a MARVELLOUS 4 hrs 27 mins on Oct 4th raising a fantastic £2557.60 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Logan’s Charity Football Match

12th October 2020

Last weekend Logan (7) and his family held a charity football match to fundraise in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and they raised a MARVELLOUS £1260!

Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse Wins Prestigious RCNi Nursing Award

6th October 2020

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is thrilled to announce that Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Giselle Padmore-Payne has won the Child Health award at the prestigious RCNi (Royal College of Nursing Institute) Awards, which celebrate the best in nursing across the UK, from innovative projects to inspiring examples of patient care.

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Appoints Dr Nighat Arif as Ambassador

21st September 2020

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 Support Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity for BGC Partner’s Charity Day

11th September 2020

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.