Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is delighted to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has become the Royal Patron of the charity.
On 13 December, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall became the Royal Patron for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. The Royal Patronage will further enhance the important work undertaken by the charity, which provides specialist children's nurses and financial support to families affected by a range of serious conditions such as Rare Diseases, Epilepsy and Sickle Cell.
The marvellous announcement came as five Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses from across the UK, accompanied by five children they treat and their parents, attended a special event at Clarence House, where they helped to decoarate the Christmas tree and enjoy an afternoon meal. The occasion was incredibly memorable for the families in attendance as the serious conditions which affect the children, have a significant impact on the lives of the families.
Her Royal Highness joins the charity, following her role as the Royal Patron of the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, when she had the opportunity to meet some of the Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses from various parts of the country.
Jane Miles, CEO of the charity said: "We feel honoured in welcoming Her Royal Highness as Royal Patron of the charity. Everything we do in the charity is directed towards making life better for seriously ill children in the UK. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's support will make an enormous difference in raising awareness of this work and will strengthen our efforts to ensure these children live the fullest lives possible."
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity was founded over 25 years ago by Felicity Dahl in memory of her husband Roald Dahl's determination to improve the lives of those around him. The charity provides specialist nurses for serious conditions to ensure all seriously ill children and their families receive the support they need and deserve. Working in tandem with the NHS, the charity has now funded 58 specialist nursing posts around the UK, helping over 12,000 seriously ill children and their families each year.