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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

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.

Logan's Story: “Our Roald Dahl Nurse, Sarah keeps us afloat when we were sinking – she keeps us going.”

17th February 2021

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February every year to raise awareness for rare diseases and the impact they can have on patients’ lives. Many of the children Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses support have a rare disease and we regularly hear about the immense challenges families who have a child with a rare disease face. Before having the support of a Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, families have had to co-ordinate large numbers of appointments with multiple consultants or feel that they have to cope on their own with the stress of not knowing what the future holds for their child. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity recognised the urgent need for specialist nursing support for these families and established the UK’s first Rare Disease Specialist Nurses as a result. There are now four Roald Dahl Rare Disease Specialist Nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and one of the children they care for is 7-year old Logan. We caught up with his mum, Sophie to find out more.

An Interview With: The Longest-Serving Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse

16th February 2021

As part of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity #MarvellousMilestones series to celebrate the charity’s 30th anniversary, we caught up with our longest-serving Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Miranda Gardner who has been in post for 25 years!