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Join the Roald Dahl Story Day party!

10th September 2020

It’s nearly here! Roald Dahl Story Day is this Sunday 13th of September.

Roald Dahl Nurses Share Favourite Roald Dahl Stories for Roald Dahl Story Day

8th September 2020

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?!

Literary Knitting Trail Raises Money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

1st September 2020

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's Story: "Our Roald Dahl Nurse has been amazing; she is a walking medical guru and really supports the whole family."

27th August 2020

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:

Fundraising on Roald Dahl Story Day to help seriously ill children

27th August 2020

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.

What's happening this Roald Dahl Story Day?

26th August 2020

We thought we'd better write it down, because it's going to be more packed with delights than you could possibly imagine.

Charlie Celebrates 13th Birthday with Special Thank You to his Roald Dahl Nurse

20th August 2020

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.

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.