Royal Patron, Patrons and Ambassadors
We are supported by some amazing people.
Royal Patron - Her Royal Highness The former Duchess of Cornwall
We are very grateful for the ongoing support of Her Royal Highness The former Duchess of Cornwall. Thank you.
Co-Presidents - Liccy Dahl and Sir Quentin Blake
Liccy, 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.
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 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.
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 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 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: