Cinema Night

Friday night was our movie night in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The School Council picked a selection of films to be screened at school on Friday. The children brought in snacks and had a wonderful ‘evening’ together with their friends.



Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK. “Our Roald Dahl Nurses provide support to children with serious illnesses, and their families. We believe every child has the right to a more marvellous life, no matter how ill they are, or how short their life may be”.

The charity’s mission is to ensure that children and young people living with serious illnesses and disabilities are:

  • Understood, with deeper public knowledge about their needs.
  • Helped, with their needs met to live a full life.
  • Safe, with a comfortable home environment.
  • Loved, with a strong support network around them.
  • Treated with respect and the right care.

“Providing a safe, thoughtful and loving environment is paramount for us at Snaresbrook Prep and the charity’s aims are very close to what we hope for all our children here. We hope to raise awareness of the charity as well as the incredible work they put in to help children and young adults. The work, commitment and passion of the staff at this charity is so heartwarming!” – Mrs Alderson, Charity Co-Ordinator at Snaresbrook Prep.

Roald Dahl’s incredible life was also affected by serious illness, tragedy and loss. It was his personal experiences of illness – of his own and his close family – which spurred Roald Dahl to help seriously ill children and their families.

Roald Dahl believed in taking practical steps to improve the lives of those around him. His creativity and determination even helped to develop pioneering new medical treatments such as the Wade-Dahl-Till valve. This device was used to help thousands of children with hydrocephalus. Roald Dahl also generously gave his time and money to help seriously ill children and their families, including many he never met.

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity continues this part of Roald Dahl’s legacy.



Mrs Alderson adds, “Every year, Snaresbrook Prep hosts this charity event, as a treat for the children, but most importantly to support our chosen charity by doing something fun as a whole. The children absolutely love fundraising and our parents are always so on board with everything we do. Let’s hope we raise a substantial amount for them this year!” Monies raised will be announced later on this week!

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