Fundraising on Roald Dahl Story Day to help seriously ill children

Posted by
Vicky Hewlett
Posted on
12:29pm, 27th August
children dressed up as Roald Dahl characters

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.

This year, Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses, Bethan and Stacy are helping staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust host their own party for Roald Dahl Story Day and they will be raising money for the charity with a croc-tastic cake sale! Bethan, who is a Roald Dahl Specialist Transition Nurse (Bethan specialises in supporting young people as they move from children’s to adult services) and Stacey, who is a Roald Dahl Specialist Epilepsy Nurse are also taking over the hospital’s social media feed all week to talk about the charity, its nurses and their Roald Dahl Story Day plans.

Roald Dahl Nurse, Bethan with her favourite Roald Dahl book

Bethan Williams told us about her favourite Roald Dahl story: “I once played Aunt Spiker from James and the Giant Peach in a GCSE Drama Production at school so I will always be really fond of her!”

Roald Dahl Nurse, Stacey with her favourite Roald Dahl book

And Stacey: “George from George’s Marvellous Medicine is my favourite character. I also have a soft spot for The Twits, – as Roald Dahl’s descriptions of the characters are so vivid and humorous.”

photo of Croc-tastic Competition winners

Children have also been getting involved by coming up with their own fundraising ideas. The charity recently ran a competition for children to come up with their own fundraising idea, which was judged by celebrities including Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker. Find out more about their ideas here, which include a film night, homemade movie and a drawing challenge.

children dressed as Mr and Mrs Twit

For more information on how to get started with fundraising on Roald Dahl Story Day and download lots of marvellous materials and resources including our brand new Roald Dahl dress up guide, please visit