Museum storytellers visited Roald Dahl Nurse Liz Odeh at King's College Hospital for a day of mischief and goodness this week.
The storytellers’ fantabulous visit was to celebrate the appointment of the 50th Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’s Roald Dahl Nurse. Liz is based at King's College Hospital, one of London's largest and busiest teaching hospitals.
Isabelle Reynolds, PR and Marketing Manager at the Roald Dahl Museum said: “Using Roald Dahl’s inspirational stories and poems, the Museum’s lively hospital storytelling sessions provide some imaginative literacy-based activity for children who may be missing out on periods of their schooling.”
Liz’s Roald Dahl Nurse post was created, and is currently funded, by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Taiwo is 19 years old and is one of the young people that Liz has been helping. She said:
‘I am very grateful for having my Roald Dahl Nurse in my life. I know I am not alone. I feel like I can become who I want to be, and not allow this illness to overshadow me.
There are currently 50 Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurses in post around the UK. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity recently announced the creation of its 51st Roald Dahl Nurse post to be based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to help children with rare illnesses.