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Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Celebrates 30th anniversary

18th January 2021

2021 marks a marvellous 30 years since Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity was set up by Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl. The charity, which provides specialist nurses and support to seriously ill children, will kick off its special year by reflecting on its milestones from establishing the first ever Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse to creating the world’s first SWAN (Syndromes Without A Name) Specialist Nurse.

Dáire’s Story

15th January 2021

It is impossible to imagine how devastating it would be to find out that your child has a brain tumour and then suffers a stroke. That is what happened to Dáire and his family. Fortunately, Dáire has an excellent team in Belfast to help him through his rehabilitation including Roald Dahl Neurodisability Specialist Nurse, Jennifer. Dáire’s mum, Kerrie explains how Jennifer and the team made Dáire’s recovery as fun as it could be and involved the whole family in his care.

500,000 Steps January Challenge

11th January 2021

Samantha will be completing 500,000 steps in January to raise £500 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

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.

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.