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Celebs step up for International Nurses Day

Words by Abi Scaife

In celebration of International Nurses Day, several celebs have paid tribute to Roald Dahl nurses.

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Roald Dahl Nurses support children with some of the most serious and complex health conditions in the UK. They currently operate across 54 NHS trusts nationwide and help over 32,000 children. The posts are established in partnership with Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

International Nurses Day is dedicated to celebrating everything nurses do to take care of people - our cherished loved ones, and complete strangers.

What are celebrities saying?

Comedian Noel Fielding said “Hello, it’s International Nurses Day and I want to give a massive shout-out to the marvellous Roald Dahl Nurses. You do incredible work that makes such a difference to so many families across the country. We love you, we love you. Thank you for your marvellous work, keep it up.”

The Wanted star Jay McGuiness said “This International Nurses Day I’d like to say a massive thank you to nurses everywhere. We value and love all you nurses for everything you do. Can I also say a special thank you to the Roald Dahl Nurses for giving their support to very special children across the country, who have a lot on their plate. The difference a nurse can make to those children is indescribable, but it’s very much felt.”

Comedian Jo Brand said “Hello Roald Dahl Nurses. Can I just say you’re magnificently, marvellously, spectacularly, fabulously, wonderfully not bad at your jobs… only kidding, obviously you’re great! And this is a big thank you from me, the big friendly giant! Bye!”

Heart Radio and The One Show presenter Lindsey Russell, added: “They work so tirelessly, they work so hard, so a massive, massive thank you to all of the Roald Dahl Nurses out there.”

Former Hollyoaks star and actress Amy Conachan, said: “The difference [Roald Dahl Nurses] make to children and their families lives is immeasurable and we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.”

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

PIP-UK. This is the only charity in the UK that supports people with Poland Syndrome, and helps to put them in touch with healthcare professionals. Find out more and support them here.

Rare Disease UK. This is a national campaign for people with rare diseases and all who support them. Find out more here.

Beacon. Beacon (formerly known as Findacure) is a UK-based charity building a united rare disease community with patient groups at its heart. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

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