Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

We help make life better for seriously ill children in the UK. Our Roald Dahl nurses provide support to children with serious illnesses, and their families. We believe every child should have the best possible healthcare.

Facts about our job

  • We're the leading supplier of Specialist Paediatric Nurses, with over 50 Roald Dahl Specialist Children's Nurses based at hospitals and healthcare centres in the UK.
  • Our focus on rare, undiagnosed and under-funded conditions is inspired by Roald Dahl’s spirit of championing the underdog.
  • Our unique new approach to the creation of nurse posts involves children and their families in a co-design process, to ensure that the nurse meets their needs.

We believe every child with a serious illness in the UK should have access to the knowledge, skills and experience required to meet their healthcare needs, no matter where they live. That’s why we create and fund specialist nursing posts within the NHS across the UK. We also believe that every seriously ill child received quality care. It is essential that children’s nurses across the UK are fully supported to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the best care possible. That’s why we provide professional support to our Roald Dahl nurses, to enhance their skills and foster innovation to improve services for seriously ill children.

There are over 50 Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurses who care for over 10,000 seriously ill children across the UK with conditions including blood disorders, acquired brain injury and a range of rare diseases each year. Our Roald Dahl nurses work directly with children and families, whilst providing a link between them and the consultant and hospital. They also work to invent new ways to improve the care that they receive through the Marvellous Nurse Inventing Room. We also support children and their families through our Marvellous Family Grants, which help families who face financial hardship cope when caring for a seriously ill child. Grants of up to £500 are available to help families to access help including counselling, art or music therapy sessions and access to specialist equipment.

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Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    Our unique new approach to the creation of nurse posts involves children and their families in a co-design process, to ensure that the nurse meets their needs.

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    Can help a Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurse to give emotional support, essential information and expert care to two families.

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    Can help a Roald Dahl children’s nurse to stay at the cutting edge to provide the best care possible.