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Please make a special Christmas donation to Demelza today,
to help pay for the expert care that these children will need
over the holidays and beyond.

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Getting the most out of life

Demelza supports families who have children with a serious or terminal condition, throughout their time together. We help young people with complex needs to get the most from life, achieve ambitions, do new things, and we support their families to manage and thrive.

Demelza provides clinical care, therapies, specialised activities and practical support across Kent, South East London and East Sussex. 

We have two beautiful hospices and provide a range of community-based support in the home, as well as a programme of online activities. Our end of life care for children and young people, and our bereavement support for family members of all ages, is available to all. 

But this is only part of what we do, we are there across whole lifetimes, adding to the happiest moments as well as supporting in the difficult times.

Our people are the heartbeat of Demelza

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Together we are #TeamDemelza and together we live and breathe Demelza’s vision, mission and values.

From our hospices to our shops, we have a team of fantastic people who all make Demelza, a great place to work. We couldn’t do the work we do, or have the impact on the lives of children and young people like we do, without our people. It’s because of their commitment and professionalism that we are able to provide a range of much needed services.

Our registered nurses and health care assistants are the heartbeat of Demelza and have the knowledge, skills and compassion that make them invaluable. With extensive qualifications and experience in paediatric, learning disability and adult nursing, families can feel assured that their child will be in the safest of hands. Emotional, practical and social support is also available from our expert team of therapists and family liaison practitioners.

Our Services

Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.

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Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

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Chloe and her family in the sensory room

Therapies

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

FInd out more
Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.

Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

Chloe and her family in the sensory room

Therapies

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

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Help Demelza deliver vital children’s hospice care by raising funds

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Give your time and make a difference to lives of children with serious or terminal conditions

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Corporate partnerships

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Support us

Fundraising Team

Fundraise for us

Help Demelza deliver vital children’s hospice care by raising funds

Lottery icon

Lottery

A chance to win big cash prizes with Demelza’s Lotto and Superdraw

Volunteering icon

Volunteer

Give your time and make a difference to lives of children with serious or terminal conditions

Shop with us icon

Shop with us

Bag a bargain from our high street and online shops

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Corporate partnerships

Find out how Demelza could be the charity of choice for your business

Our impact

Archie and Health Care Assistant laughing together

At Demelza, we believe every child with a serious or terminal condition and their families should receive the care and attention they need to live the most fulfilling life they can.

We are far more than just a building. Our clinical care, therapies, emotional support, practical advice and connections, extend beyond the walls of our hospices with support available virtually, on the phone and in families own homes.

Every year our work is a lifeline to over 750 children, young people and families throughout Kent, South East London and East Sussex; helping them to build memories, for however long they have together. Parents and carers tell us that our knowledge, skills and experience help them to feel more confident and in control when caring for their children and themselves.

All of this is possible thanks to our generous supporters and amazing volunteers. See how your contribution directly impacts the work that Demelza by clicking below.