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From Brighton to Newcastle, Liverpool to Cambridge, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity helps children from all around England. Today, to celebrate St George’s Day, find out about some of the latest activities.
Providing grants of up to £500 to families in financial hardship
Since the Stronger Families Programme was launched in July 2014, the Charity has helped 46 families with a seriously ill child across England.
One family we’ve helped recently is Dexter’s. We gave £500 to allow mum and dad to travel to a conference in Chicago.
“Ten months after our three year old son Dexter was diagnosed with the mutation form of Angelman Syndrome (AS), we found ourselves 4000 miles away from home, deep in the American Midwestern winter, in a conference room with 700 other parents of children with this rare disease…” Read more to find out how vital this conference was for Dexter’s mum and dad.
Funding Roald Dahl Nurses
We have currently have 39 Roald Dahl Nurses based across England, providing vital support to children and families with serious illnesses. This includes our 50th Roald Dahl Nurse, Liz, who is based at Kings College Hospital London. We also recently announced our decision to create a new Roald Dahl Nurse at Birmingham Children's Hospital for children with serious rare illnesses.
Helping families with hemiplegia
As part of our Family Resilience Programme we funded London based charity HemiHelp to create an information booklet for parents of young people with hemiplegia.
Liz Harrison at HemiHelp said: “It can be difficult for any parent to step back and allow their child more independence. It can be all the more difficult when your child is disabled and you have spent the past 16 or more years fighting for them, protecting them, trying to make things a bit easier for them.