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Caring for thousands of families across the south east since 1998.

Demelza is here to help you and your family cope with the fear, challenges and complexities of having a seriously ill child - from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis and through bereavement.

An extraordinary place for incredible families

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Go the extra mile and be a part of #TeamDemelza to ensure we can continue to help families build precious memories together when time is short.

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Demelza must raise over £10.5 million every year to be able to provide vital care to families across the south east of England.

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Royal approval for Demelza's carnival entry

Find out why the Queen is interested in Demelza's carnival entry and how one supporter's creation is set to take ...

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Walk this Way 50k for #TeamDemelza

Read all about those who took part in our epic 50k walk - aged from 15 to 73!

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Book your free furniture collection

We're looking for donations of furniture for our Gillingham and Rainham shops. Can you help?

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Children's Hospice Week: Time to put families first

Join us in celebrating national Children's Hospice Week (May 23-29) - a time to put families first.

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Demelza Run

Whether this is your first run, or you are a veteran, join us at an amazing new venue.

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Bubble Rush Brighton

Become a Bubbler and have fun raising funds for Demelza - bring the whole family along!

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British 10k London Run

Join us on this iconic route past the nation's favourite landmarks.

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Blooming Good Garden - Sidcup

Come and visit this open garden to raise vital funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. An urban garden of unusual ...

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Blooming Good Garden - Uckfield

Come and visit this open garden to raise vital funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Jenny & Jeremy Bacon have ...

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Prudential Ride London

Ride for Demelza in the ultimate road event, which is shaping up to be the London Marathon of cycling. *Free ...

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Bubble Rush Dartford

Bubble Rush is fast proving to be one of our most popular events for all the family.

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Chilham Castle Ball

Demelza is to be a beneficiary of a country ball at Chilham Castle by kind permission of Stuart and Tessa ...

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Dragon Boat Race

Crews of 16 paddlers - plus a drummer - race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250 metre course.

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London to Brighton

Take on this classic, challenging ride through the rolling countryside!

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Our Lottery is one of the simplest and sustainable ways you can support Demelza. From as a little as £2 week, you have the chance to win a whopping £25,000 on our Superdraw or 53 weekly other cash prizes with our Lotto.


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Children's Hospice Week

For families with life-limited and life-threatened children, spending precious family time together can be almost impossible. They are providing around ...

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Kent FA appeal

Join our fantastic partnership with Kent FA, supported by Kent Schools FA, fundraising to refurbish our soft play area and ...

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