We provide specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children

We provide specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children

We provide specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children

What we do

As a UK wide charity, we believe that every seriously ill child deserves a Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse.

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Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses
Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses


Providing specialist support and care for seriously ill children, young people and families living with lifelong, complex conditions.

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Where Roald Dahl Nurses are
Where Roald Dahl Nurses are


There are 82 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses around the UK supporting over 24,000 seriously ill children and young people.

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Other Ways We Support Families
Other Ways We Support Families


As well as providing specialist nurses, we support those nurses to be the best they can be and we provide benefits advice to parents.

Get Involved

A Marvellous Christmas
Send an e-Christmas card
Send an e-Christmas card


Send an environmentally friendly e-Christmas card to friends, family or clients and support seriously ill children this festive season.

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Ways To Give
Ways To Give


There are many ways to get involved and support seriously ill children and their families.

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Every seriously ill child and young person deserves a Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse to help them lead a more marvellous life. Help us to ensure this happens.

News

Roald Dahl Nurses and Liccy Dahl
Marvellous Nurses: impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses
Marvellous Nurses: impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses

A new report from Sheffield Hallam University recognises Roald Dahl Nurses as a 'vital lifeline' for seriously ill children, young people and their families.

Carter's Story
Carter's Story

Watch Carter's story or find out more about the importance of Roald Dahl Nurses to him and his family.

Our impact in numbers

82 Nurses for web (2)

Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses are a vital lifeline to the children and their families, supporting them clinically and emotionally.

This number includes one play specialist and two occupational therapists.

24000 for web

"If we didn't have our Roald Dahl Nurse, we'd feel completely alone". Parent of a seriously ill child.

This is the number of seriously ill children supported across the UK at any one time

44 NHS Trusts for web

We highly value our relationships with the NHS, creating and innovating seriously ill children's healthcare with them, improving outcomes and making better lives.

Help us continue to provide specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children living with complex, lifelong illnesses.

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children. Today, there are currently 82 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses caring for over 24,000 seriously ill children across the UK. We also provide support in other ways, helping to improve the resilience of families who find life very tough.