Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is delighted to be the chosen charity for the BBC's festive Lifeline Appeal.
The appeal, which has been running for 25 years, has supported over 300 charities and aims to highlight their work. See us on the BBC Lifeline Appeal and help families with a seriously ill child benefit from the specialist care of a Roald Dahl Nurse.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity will be showcasing the incredible work Roald Dahl Nurses do to support thousands of seriously ill children and their families every year with a special film that will broadcast on BBC 1 on 16 December at 1.50pm and BBC 2 on 19 December at 1.00pm. Viewers can catch up on the BBC's digital channels and find out more by visiting the special programme page on the BBC website.
During the film, presented by the marvellous Penelope Wilton, viewers will learn more about the role Roald Dahl Nurses like Louise, Emily and Giselle play in supporting children, young people and their families. Viewers will also be able to hear from children and families who have benefitted from their support including Cameron who is affected by a complex form of epilepsy, Maddison who has chronic epilepsy and David who is affected by Sickle Cell Anaemia.
Supporters of the charity can get involved with this festive appeal, by watching the film and sharing on social media, using the hashtag #MarvellousLifeline. There's even a marvellous media pack available to download, containing all the information needed to support the appeal.
The charity is very excited about the opportunity to demonstrate the lasting impact Roald Dahl Nurses have on the children and families in their care. It is hoped that through the campaign the charity can give a lifeline to more children and young people like Cameron, Maddison and David.