A new dress up day for a marvellous children's charity - It's not too late to join in. It's going to be dahlicious.
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is inviting school children up and down the country to get creative by going to school on one day in September dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. There are plenty to choose from – Oompa-Loompas, the BFG (that’s a Big Friendly Giant), The Twits, Willy Wonka, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox and all those other phizz-whizzing folk from Roald Dahl’s stories which have caught the imaginations of millions of children all over the world.
Friday 30th September has been designated as the first ever Dahlicious Dress Up Day and children will be asked to donate just £1 to dress up and wow their friends and teachers with their splendiferous costumes, masks or face paint. The money raised will go to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity to help fund much needed specialist nurses, support and equipment for children with lifelong and life-limiting neurological or blood conditions.
Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity is a huge supporter of this new event which encourages children’s creativity as a way of raising funds for the charity, supporting causes which were very close to the writer’s heart. “Roald loved to make children happy, and often went out of his way to help those in need. I’m delighted to be supporting The Dahlicious Dress Up Day – a fun and creative day which gives children a fantastic opportunity to follow in his footsteps and make life a little better for seriously ill and disabled children.”
Roald Dahl’s principle illustrator Quentin Blake is also looking forward to the day on 30th September. “As President of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity it is with great joy that I give my support to The Dahlicious Dress Up Day. It’s a wonderful way for children to celebrate all those much loved characters created by Roald Dahl and at the same time raise money to help other children. I am very excited that children will be creating their own interpretation of their favourite character, and I can’t wait to see what brilliant ideas they come up with.”
Taking part in the Dahlicious Dress Up Day to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is easy. Teachers can sign up for an event pack at www.roalddahlcharity.org/schools or email email@example.com or call 01494 890465 to speak to a friendly human bean. There’s still time – but make it snappy!