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

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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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Challenge Events
Challenge Events


From marathons to trekking challenges, find your next event and raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

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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

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Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse Fundraising Appeal
Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse Fundraising Appeal

We have launched a fundraising appeal to establish more Roald Dahl Transition Specialist Nurses. Seriously ill young people need help and support like never before.

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

1,600

Families helped through grants over the last 10 years.

over

21,000*

Children and young people supported at any one time.
*estimate

£37,000

In COVID-19 grants distributed to help families with medical needs at home.

82 **

Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses.
**as of 5th July 2021, includes 1 play specialist and 2 occupational therapists

Partnership with

41

NHS Trusts and Health Boards.

over

30

Nurse led innovation projects created.

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 21,000 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.