Thank you to all our marvellous friends
The many splendid schools, libraries, community groups and individual donors and fundraisers who support us are too numerous to mention individually, but we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributes to helping us to make life better for seriously ill children.
We would especially like to thank the following companies and trusts for their incredibly generous support:
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate/Roald Dahl Charitable Trust
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate believes in doing good things. That’s why ten percent of all Roald Dahl income* goes to its charity partners, including Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Roald Dahl Literary Estate charitable vision.
*All author payments and royalty income net of third party commissions.
We are very pleased to be working with Bax & Bay who generously donate a portion of each sale from their clothing range to support our work.
BAC Office Group is the UK's leading service provider of managed print and document solutions. We are delighted to have been chosen as their charity of the year for 2017 and look forward to hatching some fun fundraising ideas together to create a successful partnership.
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.
Charlie Beans is an exciting new brand offering quality t-shirts and hoodies with a difference - for all ages. The company, set up in memory of a very special little boy, is donating 10% of every single purchase price to us. We have a discount code for 20% off your first purchase to start you off. Simply use the code MARVELLOUS20 at the checkout.
The Roald Dahl rose, also called (Ausowlish), has been developed by David Austin Roses to celebrate the world's number one storyteller, Roald Dahl. Marking his one hundredth birthday, this peach-coloured bloom also raises money to help seriously ill children in the UK, as £2.50 from every rose sold will be donated to us.
We have recently concluded a year-long partnership with the Dunelm. Their amazingly dedicated staff have raised a stupendous £244,000 to help us to continue providing more Roald Dahl nurses to support seriously ill children across the UK. Find out more about our partnership with Dunelm on our blog.
We're delighted to have been chosen as one of Edgewell Personal Care's two charity partners. The company has been based in Buckinghamshire since 1973 and supporting charities within their local community is a priority. Edgewell owns familiar household brands such as Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat and Wet Ones, as well as a substantial Private Label Shaving business.
2016 saw the launch of our partnership with Explore Learning, providers of maths and English tuition at centres across the UK. Centre staff and children have been enthusiastically joining in with our Dahlicious Dress Up Day and various other fundraising and challenge events. The Explore Learning team has lots of exciting plans for supporting the families under the care of our Roald Dahl and we are looking forward to supporting them in any way we can.
Our partnership with Future Inns began early last summer and is going from strength to strength. We are absolutely thrilled to be partnered with such a big friendly group who have shown real passion and support for the charity, including hosting a nurses and family event in Cardiff, plus a number of other magnificent initiatives.
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 of welcoming 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.
"You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!" Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. As part of the marvellous centenary celebrations, the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton played host to the world premiere of this flagship production. We were the theatre's nominated charity partner for the Christmas season and they donated twenty-five percent of donations received from their box office appeal to us during this time.
Paradigm is one of the South East's leading providers of social housing and are committed to ensuring affordable and fair housing with additional services are available for those who need them. It's just wonderful to be chosen as one of their charity partners: by being both a charity and a company themselves, we know they really understand how much it means for us to receive their support.
The Practice Group are as passionately committed as we are to providing a better health service in unison with the NHS. Since 2005, the company has grown from looking after just one community hospital and two GP surgeries to over 40 surgeries and 120 outpatient clinics per week seeing in excess of 1 million patients a year. We are delighted to be working in partnership together.
Roald Dahl was passionate about children reading for pleasure, that's why he was Chairman of Readathon until 1990. In addition to encouraging children to read, Readathon, the UK's national sponsored reading event, raises money for charity and is a long-standing supporter. Millions of pounds have been raised for seriously ill children in the UK since the first event in 1984.
Schools taking part in Readathon receive free books for their school, inspiring even more children to discover their own love of reading.
Last spring, the first Roald Dahl specialist children's nurse for undiagnosed conditions took up post at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This - possibly the world's first - new role was created in collaboration with seriously ill children and their families during a series of workshops. The first two years of the post have been generously co-funded by the St James's Place Foundation, who also created and donated our charity film. "I am delighted that the St James's Place Foundation has been able to help fund this vital post for 2 years. I am sure the results of the nurse's efforts will be hugely appreciated by all concerned" - Mike Wilson CBE, Chairman, St James's Place Foundation.
And special thanks to our local partners, who support us and raise awareness for our work in the local community.