Children being treated for intensive brain rehabilitation injuries have paid tribute to their Roald Dahl nurse to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.

Four girls who were staying at The Children's Trust in Tadworth thanked their nurse by baking cakes on Wednesday, September 13.

Roald Dahl nurses are healthcare professionals funded by the Roald Dahl Marvellous Charity to support seriously ill children and disabled children and their families across the UK.

Monica Philpot, the current Roald Dahl nurse, said: “I have worked at The Children’s Trust for 27 years and am proud to be the Roald Dahl nurse at the charity. We are here to help support the children and families that we care for.

"Whether we are a professional, a friend or family we can look at the gaps we might be able to fill. We can read more information to increase our understanding and we can hopefully make that difference. I love my job and really appreciate the lovely treats the children have made so we can celebrate Roald Dahl day together.”

Mandie Geddes, from the occupational therapy team at the charity, commented: “The work Monica does with the children and families at The Children’s Trust is invaluable and we couldn’t think of anything better than chocolate and sweet treats to thank her.

“The girls involved in the baking session had so much fun and it was a great therapy session encouraging them to practice their communication skills, team work and bi-manual skills.”