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Model makers from the National Film and Television School bring Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut to life

18th June 2021

Model making students from the National Film and Television School have brought Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut to life... with a twist in the tail! See the model on display at the Roald Dahl Museum this summer, as part of the 'Imagining Fantastic Mr Fox' exhibition.

Roald Dahl Marvellous Children's Charity announces c.£1m pump-priming for specialist nurses in response to NHS call for help

17th June 2021

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is committing to raise nearly £1m to establish and support seven new specialist nursing posts in the NHS to care for children and young people with epilepsy. The move is in response to calls by NHS nursing leaders for improved safety for children and young people with epilepsy, including their transition from paediatric to adult services.

Our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall shares a Thank You to Roald Dahl Nurses on International Nurses’ Day

28th May 2021

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visits the Whittington Hospital, North London to that Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses on International Nurses' Day

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to re-open Wonka gates in line with ‘roadmap to recovery’

24th May 2021

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, is excited to announce its phased re-opening plans, following the latest period of closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Will, who is supported by a Roald Dahl Nurse joins forces with celebrities and artists to say thank you

20th May 2021

Will (15) who is supported by his Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse Kat, has created a thank you card design which sits alongside celebrities, artists and world renowned illustrators, including Sir Quentin Blake, Joanna Lumley OBE and Gerald Scarfe CBE, as part of our ‘Marvellous Thank You’ campaign.

Carter's story

12th May 2021

Carter has a rare, complex illness. He is 11 years old, and his family couldn't cope without Roald Dahl Nurse Tina. "There are never going to be enough thank yous in the world for Tina" says Carter's Mum Laura.

Companies Treatwell and John Greed show their support for Roald Dahl Nurses on International Nurses' Day

10th May 2021

Hair and beauty bookings website Treatwell, and independent jewellery retailer John Greed are supporting our charity with their exclusive campaigns to raise donations to help us provide more Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses.

Nurses take on 100km walk for the Captain Tom 100 challenge

28th April 2021

Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Sarah and colleague Roxy are taking part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge and walking 100km - the equivalent of 100 laps of Darent Valley NHS Hospital - to help establish more Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses.

Newton Investment Management's virtual round-the-world challenge

21st April 2021

A round-the-virtual-world trip which involved colleagues from Newton Investment Management running, swimming, yoga-posing and even shimmying between their global offices, has raised a marvellous £10,000 for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

Angus’ Story: “Our Roald Dahl Nurse, Pauline has a heart of gold and is so supportive of us as a family. I honestly don’t know what we would do without her.”

17th March 2021

Finding out your child has complex epilepsy is both a shock and a huge change for the whole family. We caught up with Angus’ mum, Nicola to find out how their Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Pauline has supported the whole family.