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:
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.
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!
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.
21st September 2020
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children across the UK, is delighted to announce that Dr Nighat Arif, resident GP for BBC Breakfast and This Morning, has been appointed as an ambassador for the charity.
11th September 2020
Celebrities including David Walliams, Claudia Winkleman and Julie Walters are taking part in BGC Partners’ 16th annual Charity Day to help raise funds for charitable causes including Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses and support to serious ill children with complex, lifelong illnesses.
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?!
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.
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:
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.