I recently made a phizz-whizzing discovery of a marvellous charity just down the road from us. Read about their work plus win a family ticket to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
Picture the scene if you will. I was off to do some shopping in our town when something caught my eye. That something was a smiling red crocodile and it adorned the door of the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. I made a mental note to find out more and did just that a few weeks later when the charity had a stall at own town’s summer festival.
We all know at least some of the works of Roald Dahl and around here the Roald Dahl Museum up the road in Great Missenden is a go-to destination for fans of the books. However I was keen to discover what this charity, nestling unassumingly by our local parade of shops was all about. While Tilly busied herself at the charity’s stall, colouring in her own crocodile I had a chat with one of the team.
What the charity does
I discovered that the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides support to seriously ill children and their families. Their mission statement is quite wonderful: “We believe every child has the right to a more marvellous life, no matter how ill they are, or how short their life may be.”
This video by the charity explains the essential role of the Roald Dahl nurses in helping the children:
The BFG Dream Jar Trail
If you go into London before the end of August you can hunt out BFG Dream Jars. There are 50 jars in total, four of which are going to be auctioned for the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity with the others for Save the Children. The four are designed based on the dreams of Sophie Dahl, Sir Quentin Blake, comedian Tim Minchin and the Duchess of Cornwall, no less. Find out more about the jar trail and the charitable auction.
Roald Dahl Day
Celebrating 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth, there are loads of events planned for the big day on 13 September 2016. This includes Dahlicious Dress up Day, where schools across the country will be dressing up to support the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Read about the Roald Dahl Day events.
Win a golden ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum
We’ve teamed up with the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity to give away a family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire*, where Roald Dahl lived.
You can enter the competition below by following the charity on Twitter, visiting their Facebook page or through the other actions shown. Help get the word out about the charity’s great work and be in with a chance to win!
* The Roald Dahl Museum is located a few minutes walk from Great Missenden station, around 45 mins on the train from London Marylebone or 20 mins from Aylesbury. By car the museum is around an hour from London or Oxford, 50 mins from Milton Keynes or Reading, 40 mins from Luton or Watford.
Supporting the charity
If you’d like to support the work of the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity further, you can find out more on their donate page.
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