Roald Dahl charity funds network of specialist nurses
As the author of some of the most famous children’s books, Roald Dahl’s impact on the lives of young people is obvious. But less well known is his legacy in terms of helping the sick and injured.
Through Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, he is the inspiration for a network of specialist nurses who support severely ill children. The charity was set up by his widow, Liccy, after he died in 1990 in recognition of Dahl’s interest in and affection for health professionals.
As a young man, his spine was damaged in a plane crash and he needed careful nursing back to health. Then, when he was older, his children needed help. His son, Theo, was injured when his pram was hit by a taxi. Hydrocephalus was...
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