Marvin is Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity mascot!
He’s here to help us learn all about the charity and and it’s Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses.
Watch this video…
After that you should have a better idea of of what Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is and what it does.
Who is Roald Dahl?
Roald Dahl had a very interesting life.
Did you know that when he was at school he used to test Cadbury chocolates to help them decide which chocolates were the best and which they should sell across the country!
He did lots of amazing things during his life, he was a fighter pilot and a spy in WWII, he wrote the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and even wrote lots of poems.
Out of all his achievements though he’s most well known for writing lots of amazing children’s books.
You’ve probably heard of some of his stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.
What is Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity?
It’s a charity provides specialist nurses and support to seriously ill children.
The charity wants to help and empower ill children so that they’re able to do amazing things in their lives.
The charity was set up in 1990 by Roald Dahl’s wife Felicity after Roald had died.
Why did Felicity start the charity?
She did it to honour Roald Dahl who gave a lot of time and money to ill children in his life and even helped to pioneer a new medical treatment!
Roald Dahl helped develop the Wade-Dahl-Till valve in 1962 which was used to help people with with certain problems with their brain. He made it because his son needed a valve but all the ones available at the time weren’t very good so he helped make a whole new one!
What does Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity do?
The charity provides specialist nurses and support to to seriously ill children across the UK.
There are lots of kids across the country have lifelong illness that affect their day to day lives. For example, some of them might need to be in a wheelchair, or take special medication at home, or maybe stay in hospital for long periods of time.
Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses are there for these children and their families offering help and support.