Roald Dahl's Marvellous Charity

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity was set up in memory of the author by his widow, Felicity (Liccy), shortly after his death. She was inspired by the numbers of thank you letters she discovered in a drawer in her late husband’s writing hut. The letters came from grateful parents, thanking Roald Dahl for paying for their child’s medical support, or for funding the travel costs to hospital.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity upholds the legacy of Roald Dahl by setting up specialist children’s nursing posts, specialising in conditions that historically have not received as much attention and based in areas of greatest need in the UK, such as rare diseases and undiagnosed conditions, sickle cell, epilepsy and acquired brain injuries.

‘He held nurses in the highest regard’, Liccy remembers. ‘He realised that, while the skill and knowledge of doctors are essential for people to recover, the care and kindness of nurses are equally important. He was fascinated by the medical world and would have been a doctor if he had not been a writer.’

 Did you know...

We have over 70 Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurses who are located throughout the UK, including, 2 Occupational Therapists & 1 Play Specialist

We support children and young people with a range of serious illnesses which are often not given the attention they deserve.

Our aim is to ensure that all seriously ill children and their families receive the support they need, so that every seriously ill child has access to a Roald Dahl Nurse.

Roald Dahl nurses care for in excess of 21,000 seriously ill children and their families at any one time.

What makes Roald Dah's Marvellous Children's Charity different

We support large numbers of children and young people with serious and life limiting conditions which do not receive as much attention.

 Other ways to support

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01494 890465