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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!

Boy Inspired to Raise Money for Roald Dahl Nurses

15th May 2020

Harvey, age seven, was inspired to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity after seeing the charity’s supporter, David Walliams talking about Roald Dahl Nurses on This Morning with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall thanks Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses

13th May 2020

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity's Royal Patron has recorded a video message to say thank you to Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses on International Nurses' Day.

Piccadilly is lit up by Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses

13th May 2020

On the iconic Piccadilly Lights, Roald Dahl Nurses and the children they support feature on International Nurses' Day.