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Celebrating the Year of the Nurse & Midwife

14th February 2020

2020 has been designated the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation to honour the vital role played by nurses and midwives around the globe. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is marking this special year with a number of initiatives including:

Roald Dahl Nurse Celebrated with Random Act of Choirness!

27th January 2020

One of the young people and families that Roald Dahl Nurse Kat Bottle (AKA Kat Crocodile!) supports in Poole arranged a wonderful surprise for her in December to say thank you for being “such a force” in their family’s life.

Roald Dahl Nurses Celebrate Unveiling of Stained Glass Window with Royal Patron

23rd January 2020

Four of our marvellous Roald Dahl Nurses were among the special guests at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the unveiling of a unique stained-glass window installation featuring some of Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters designed by Sir Quentin Blake.

“If we didn’t have our Roald Dahl Nurse, Anna, we’d feel completely on our own.”

3rd January 2020

Dominic (aged 13) is a SWAN child (Syndromes Without a Name), which means he doesn’t have an overriding diagnosis to explain the many issues that he has. He is currently on a few genetic research studies that are trying to map what each gene is responsible for.

Seriously Ill Children Decorate Royal Christmas Tree with Duchess of Cornwall

13th December 2019

This week, five seriously ill children supported by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity were invited to a magical event at Clarence House by the charity’s Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.

"Thank You for Giving Me a Roald Dahl Nurse!"

10th December 2019

Ten-year-old Lara, who has an undiagnosed genetic disorder, and is supported by Roald Dahl Nurse, Anna, is fronting Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Christmas Appeal in which she imagines a Christmas future where all seriously ill children have a Roald Dahl Nurse.

Roald Dahl Nurses & Children Enjoy A Christmas Carol

5th December 2019

A lucky group of Roald Dahl Nurses along with some children and families they support were treated to a fabulously festive performance of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre in London this week.

Roald Dahl Nurse Stars in Science Museum’s New Medicine Galleries

25th November 2019

One of our marvellous Roald Dahl Nurses, Anna Jewitt, who is the world’s first SWAN (Syndromes With a Name) Nurse and is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital is starring in a video you can now see in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries at the Science Museum.

Roald Dahl Nurse Wins Healthcare ‘Oscar’!

8th October 2019

We are proud to announce that one of our marvellous nurses has won a prestigious Zenith Global Health Award

Joanne Takes on Spartan Beast for #TeamMarvellous!

2nd October 2019

Joanne Fowlie recently took part in the gruelling Spartan Beast race to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Read more for her top training tips and why more people should take part in events like these.