Royal Patron, Patrons and Ambassadors

We are supported by some amazing people.

Royal Patron - Her Majesty The Queen

We are very grateful for the ongoing support of Her Majesty The Queen. Thank you.

Co-Presidents - Dame Felicity Dahl and Sir Quentin Blake

Felicity, Roald Dahl's widow set up the charity in memory of Roald Dahl in 1991. Sir Quentin Blake was also involved from the beginning and has contributed to many of the charity's activities over the years from commissioning special illustrations, including the charity's mascot Marvin the marvellous crocodile to raising funds from special auctions.

Liccy Dahl
Dame Felicity Dahl
Quentin Blake artwork
Sir Quentin Blake


Dame Julie Walters DBE

A former nurse herself, Julie understand the importance of nurses who help seriously ill children and their families. The much-loved actress is a patron to the charity and became involved when the organisation was The Roald Dahl Foundation. She has been a special guest at the charity's annual Roald Dahl nurses conference and continues to support our work.

Dame Julie Walters and children
Joanna Lumley OBE and Quentin Blake illustration
Dame Joanna Lumley DBE

Joanna has been involved in our work for over 15 years and is an incredible supporter of seriously ill children and their families. We are so grateful for all of Joanna's continued support.

Tim Minchin playing Matilda in Sydney
Tim Minchin

Comedian and writer Tim Minchin, whose musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda has taken the world by storm. In Tim's words (written for Matilda) "Even if you're little you can do a lot, you mustn't let a little thing like little stop you."

Claudia Winkleman
Claudia Winkleman

Claudia was first introduced to the charity by Liccy Dahl in 2009 and has been involved with charitable events such as the Roald Dahl Dress Up Day. Claudia is an amazing support with fundraising events and appeal.

Donald Sturrock
Donald Sturrock

Donald was a Trustee for nine years and Chair for five of those. He is an award-winning TV film producer and author. He has a long relationship with the work of Roald Dahl, which began in 1985 when he made a BBC television documentary about the author. He was Dahl’s authorised biographer and is Director of Music Link International, which promotes orchestral music commissions based on Dahl’s children’s stories. He directed an acclaimed television version of Little Red Riding Hood with Danny DeVito and Julie Walters, as well as the world premiere of the opera Fantastic Mr. Fox in Los Angeles. He has written librettos for four more children’s operas including The Golden Ticket based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Theo and Maddie Dahl

Theo is Roald Dahl's only son and has been a supporter of our organisation for many years getting involved with his wife Maddie as often as possible. Theo says:

I am proud to be a patron of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The charity means a lot to me


Dr Nighat Arif
Dr Nighat Arif

Dr Nighat Arif is resident GP on BBC Breakfast and This Morning. She is also a family GP and is based locally to the charity’s headquarters in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Dr Arif is a “huge Roald Dahl fan” and is regularly seen on BBC Breakfast with her giant BFG mug!

Martin Goodwin
Martin Goodwin

Martin Goodwin served as a Trustee for the charity for nine years and before that on the Board of the Roald Dahl Foundation. He was our Chairman for six years and put his heart and soul into supporting seriously ill children.

Rick Oakley and Family
Rick Oakley (and family!)

Rick is a huge supporter of our charity and brings with him a wealth of experience in marketing, media and digital technology. Rick has helped us to create new, exciting fundraising campaigns while improving our digital marketing capability.

Robert Paul
Robert Paul

Robert is a Partner, Shareholder and Head of the US Family Office at London & Capital. Robert joined London & Capital in 2013 in order to help build the US Family Office, specifically assisting high net worth families and trusts on the structure, asset allocation and investment of their global assets. Robert has contributed to our events and philanthropy programmes as well as being a former Trustee.

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