Roald Dahl believed in the importance of children and in helping them overcome life's toughest challenges. He was one of the world’s most imaginative and loved storytellers and he left an enduring legacy. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps and empowers every seriously ill child to lead a marvellous life. One way we do this is through establishing specialist Roald Dahl Nurses in hospitals and communities across the UK.
To mark International Nurses Day, we have launched a Nurses Appeal to ensure our network of 78 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses can continue to do their vital work. The appeal is supported by our patrons, Julie Walters and Claudia Winkleman. Every seriously ill child deserves a Roald Dahl Nurse. Please make it happen and donate today.
I honestly believe that children should have the most magical and amazing childhood filled with love and laughter. It pains me to think that some children have to spend more time in hospital than anyone should ever have to."
Simon Williams 1
Fundraiser who climbed Everest Base Camp for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
Mummy and me have sat and read my story before I had my injection. My brothers now know about my arthritis and we talk about it.
Marvellous Nurse Inventing Room, The Superhero Kit, South Warwickshire NHS Trust
It felt like children's nursing was where I belonged
Roald Dahl Nurse Anne Sweeney, the first Roald Dahl Specialist Children's Nurse 1
Nursing Times, 2017
Roald Dahl nurse Jodi's support means everything. It's not that it's her job, it's her personality. When we've been sat there in tears wondering why Bella hasn't grown out of her condition and it's so frustrating, she's just so supportive.
Sara, Mum to Bella 1
Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2016
Edith being there on the end of the phone for advice and support calms me down. She gives me strength and has taught me how to manage my boys' condition at home. She's given me confidence and it's meant that they spend less time in hospital. We feel that nothing is impossible with Edith on our side.
Lisa, Mum to Taye and Tyrell 1
Marvellous interview, talking about Roald Dahl Nurse Edith
The best feeling was when one of my Young Adults told me I was her role model and she looks up to me and is now in university aspiring to become a qualified Nurse so that she can be kind, caring, and compassionate and show empathy for patients and their families like I do. I will never forget this conversation; I know I make a difference in my patients’ lives.
Roald Dahl Nurse Giselle 1
The role of transition nurses in patient care, South Thames Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Network, 2017