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Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

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Five specialist nurses visited London this week with some of their young patients to celebrate HRH the Duchess of Cornwall becoming the royal patron of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

The Roald Dahl nurses, accompanied by five children they treat and their parents joined Her Royal Highness on Wednesday to decorate the Christmas tree at Clarence House and have afternoon tea. The children are affected by serious illnesses, including severe epilepsy, sickle cell anaemia and haemophilia.

“The Duchess of Cornwall’s support will make a huge difference in raising awareness”

Jane Miles

The five Roald Dahl charity nurses are based across the country, working in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Southampton and Aberdeen.

They are rare disease transition nurse specialist Janet Tuberville-Greenley, non-malignant haematology nurse specialist Giselle Padmore-Payne, children’s epilepsy specialist nurse Jo Campbell, haemostasis specialist nurse Trish Bell, and bone marrow transplant nurse specialist Helen Webster.

Her Royal Highness has joined the charity following her role as royal patron of the Roald Dahl centenary year celebrations in 2016, when she had the opportunity to meet some of the Roald Dahl specialist nurses.

The charity said the new royal patronage would further enhance its important work in providing specialist nursing and financial support to families affected by a range of serious conditions.

Jane Miles, chief executive of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, said: “We feel honoured in welcoming Her Royal Highness as royal patron of the charity.

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

The fives nurses with Jane Miles (second from right) and Sophie Dziwinski, the charity’s head of programmes (far left)

“Everything we do in the charity is directed towards making life better for seriously ill children in the UK,” said Ms Miles.

“The Duchess of Cornwall’s support will make a huge difference in raising awareness of this work and will strengthen our efforts to ensure these children live the fullest lives possible,” she added.

The charity was founded over 25 years ago by Felicity Dahl in memory of her husband Roald Dahl’s determination to improve the lives of those around him.

The charity provides specialist nurses for underfunded conditions to ensure all seriously ill children and their families receive the support they need and deserve.

Working in tandem with the NHS, the charity has now funded 58 specialist nursing posts around the UK, helping over 12,000 seriously ill children and their families each year.

  • Janet Tuberville-Greenley, Roald Dahl rare disease transition nurse specialist, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Giselle Padmore-Payne, Roald Dahl non-malignant haematology nurse specialist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jo Campbell, Roald Dahl children’s epilepsy specialist nurse, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, NHS Grampian
  • Trish Bell, Roald Dahl haemostasis clinical nurse specialist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Helen Webster, Roald Dahl bone marrow transplant nurse specialist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

The children with HRH the Duchess of Cornwall and a Welsh Guardsman

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

Patient Chelsey, her mum Kerry, nurse Jo Campbell and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

Young patient Ava with her mum Kelly, nurse Helen Webster and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

Young patient Olivia and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Specialist nurses celebrate new royal patron for children’s charity

Charity chief exec Jane Miles with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

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