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Marvellous day for Dahl charity patron Camilla

By Tony Jones

The Duchess of Cornwall has been named as the royal patron of a charity inspired by the memory of Roald Dahl as youngsters helped by the organisation decorated her Christmas tree.

Camilla welcomed severely ill children and their families, supported by Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, to Clarence House to add baubles and other trinkets to the royal fir.

The charity was founded more than 25 years ago by Felicity Dahl in memory of her husband Roald Dahl, the famous children's author, to improve the lives of those around him.

The Duchess has become the figurehead of the charity which provides specialist nurses for a range of conditions to ensure seriously ill children and their families receive support.

Jane Miles, chief executive of the organisation, said: "This is absolutely marvellous."

She added: "Anybody who knew Roald Dahl knew he was all about innovation and imagination so we're trying to look at innovative ways to help these children."

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