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

Fundraise and help seriously ill children lead a more marvellous life

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 Nurse Specialists
Roald Dahl Nurse Specialists


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.

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Getting your company involved in our work is a great way to support seriously ill children. From donating funds, to goods and services, there are lots of ways to get involved.

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86 Roald Dahl Nurses

Roald Dahl Nurse Specialists 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.

25,000 seriously ill children

"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

51 NHS Trusts

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 86 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses caring for over 25,000 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.