Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity celebrates the work of Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses in Wales by holding a family and nurse event for children and their families to come together and have some fun.
On Sunday 3rd July, Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity hosted a family and nurse event at Future Inns Hotel to celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday and the work of our Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses as well as the seriously ill children we support in Wales. Many of the children and families that the marvellous nurses provide care for attended the event, which was a fantastic opportunity for them to meet other families and have plenty of fun.
The day consisted of wonderful workshops including Delicious Roald Dahl run by successful children's author Sarah Kilbride a special Dream Jar making session which included a Dream Tricyle by 4Pi Productions and Dahlicious Dress Up Day activities, where children could get into the spirit of Roald Dahl by dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl character.
There were also special workshops for the parents and nurses which explored the challenges they face when caring for a seriously ill child. Hannah Winter, Head of Policy and Programes at the charity said "As a child-centred organisation, it's incredibly important that we keep the child at the heart of what we do." The feedback generated will help the charity develop a report it's presenting to the Health Minister in Wales in the autumn.
We were very happy to be joined by our Roald Dahl specialist epilepsy nurses from the Royal Gwent, Newport and University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, as well as one of our wonderful nurses from St Mary's Hospital in London. There are currently 4 Roald Dahl epilepsy specialist children's nurses supporting up to 1,500 seriously ill children and their families across Wales.
Our Roald Dahl nurses in Wales are dedicated to their roles in helping children with epilepsy live their lives to the full, as Roald Dahl nurse Roz said "I like being able to make a difference to children's lives, when they're suffering with a condition that doesn't need to affect them as much as it can sometimes."
The children, their families and the nurses had a marvellous time and we would like to thank the following partners for helping to make it such a successful day.
Future Inns, Explore Learning, Dunelm, Literature Wales and the Welsh Government as part of the Roald Dahl 100 Wales celebrations, 4Pi Productions, Castell Howell, Princes Gate, Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Wales.