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Our partners

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Thank you to all our marvellous friends

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

The Roald Dahl Charitable Trust

Both Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity and our sister charity, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, are generously supported by the Dahl family.

The Dahl family donate 10% of Roald Dahl's author royalties via the Roald Dahl Charitable Trust to be shared between the two charities.


The wonderful staff at Dunelm voted for us to become their Charity of the Year for 2015/16.  They have thrown themselves into fundraising since launching in September 2015 and have welcomed Marvin, our marvellous crocodile, to their stores around the country.  They have exciting plans coming up, so look out for all sorts of Marvellous things happening at a store near you.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing

Thanks to vital funds from our friends at the Burdett Trust for Nursing, we support innovative nurse-led research projects. This programme is called the Marvellous Nurse Inventing Room.

Our aim is to improve the quality of care for seriously ill children and young people. The programme also helps to improve skills in leadership, research and project management for nurses in the UK.


Roald Dahl was passionate about children reading for pleasure, that's why he was Chairman of Readathon until 1990.

Readathon is the UK's national sponsored reading event. As well as getting children reading, Readathon raises money for charity, including Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.  

Readathon have been a long-standing and loyal supporter, raising millions of pounds to help seriously ill children since 1991. We are extremely grateful to Readathon, and all the schools who have taken part.

Schools which take part in Readathon receive free books for their school, inspiring even more children to discover their own love of reading.

Music Link International

Music Link International is an exciting arts organisation dedicated to new music, drama and audiences. Music Link International is closely involved with the artistic management of a series of works based on Roald Dahl's stories, with the aim to welcome new generations into both concert hall and opera house. The school musicals based on Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes draw upon these original orchestral/ensemble works and operas. 

Written by some of the greatest living composers, these works have been performed to, and by, huge audiences of children around the world. 

We are delighted that Music Link International introduces children and adults to the pleasures of orchestral music. We are also very grateful that the proceeds from these music commissions are kindly donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

For the latest news about live performances, visit Music Link International's website or keep an eye on the blog

Warner Bros. UK

We are delighted to be the principal charity partner for the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - the Musical.

We launched our partnership with a Marvellous Gala evening in June 2013. So far the musical has helped to raised over £28,500.

Our grateful thanks to all the marvellous cast and crew, and the show's producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Pictures and Neal Street Productions.

Busy Bees

The South East region of Busy Bees nurseries chose us to be their Charity of the Year for 2015.  Their fundraising events have ranged from sponsored walks to creating Enormous Crocodiles in their classrooms.  We are extremely grateful to all of the staff, children and parents at Busy Bees for their fantastic fundraising.

Explore Learning

2016 sees the launch of our new partnership with Explore Learning.  Tutorial centres across the UK joined in with our Dahlicious Dress Up Day fundraising event, and they have lots of exciting plans to raise money throughout this year.  Our huge thanks to all of the staff, children and parents for getting involved.