Our services

Helping those who may not live a long life, to live a full life.

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy time together as family, for as long as they have. 

There is no formula, everybody’s journey is unique.

Demelza gives you choice and control of how your child is cared for, through support in our hospices, at home or in school.

Do you need our help?

Family stories

Caring for families in Kent, East Sussex & South East London

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

An extraordinary place for incredible families

For every parent, the health and happiness of their children is the single most important thing in the world. But the reality is any child could be born with or develop a terminal condition.

The unique support we give to families comes at a price, and at present we’re only reaching 20 per cent of the children that we could help.

As a charity, we’re almost entirely dependent on people like you to provide the funds that keep our specialist services going.

Did you know?

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

Events Diary 2019 10 Jan

2019 Events Diary - out now!

2019 will be one of our biggest years yet, as we cycle around stunning Italian Lakes and into Switzerland, trek ...

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Notes on the NHS Long Term Plan: What it is actually for, and what we should do with it

Following their recent announcement of plans to allocate more funding to children’s hospices, NHS England have published their Long Term ...

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Candlelight Walk 08 Jan

Candlelight Walk and Festive Market photos now online

Despite the weather on Sunday 16th December, friends in the community turned up to our annual Candlelight Walk and Festive ...

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Sign up now for some bubbly fun

Families are being urged to sign up for some frothy, family fun – and to take advantage of an early ...

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Demelza Dartford Half Marathon 2019 03Mar

Dartford Half Marathon 2019

A challenging half Marathon organised by the Dartford Harriers Athletics Club

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Demelza London Big Half 2019 10Mar

Big Half 2019

A half marathon starting at Tower Bridge and finishing in Greenwich, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham ...

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Brighton Marathon 2019

Join #TeamDemelza in this amazing seaside marathon and help raise money to provide specialist care and emotional support for children ...

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Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Come along to our EGG-citing Easter Egg Hunt this April and find the rabbits in the glorious Demelza Gardens to ...

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Wing Walk - April 2019

Become a part of #TeamDemelza in 2019 and 'Wing It' for Demelza!

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Demelza London Marathon 28Apr

London Marathon 2019

Join #TeamDemelza at the most popular marathon in the world!

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London to Brighton 25May

London to Brighton Challenge

Walk, Jog, or Run an epic 25km, 50km or 100km from Capital to Coast setting out from Richmond to the ...

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The Demelza Anniversary Ball

Thursday 13 June - 7.00pm

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Bubble Rush - Mote Park

Bubble Rush is a fun run like no other! You’ll start in a sea of foam, and as you go ...

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Bubble Rush - Avery Hill

Bubble Rush is a fun run like no other! You’ll start in a sea of foam, and as you go ...

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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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#FullLife Christmas Appeal 2018

At Demelza, we believe a short life should be the fullest of them all.

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Juergen Teller photographs Demelza Kids

During 2018, internationally acclaimed photographer Juergen Teller collaborated with Demelza and Arena magazine for an exclusive photo series, featuring just ...

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