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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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New extension to pool thanks to legacy

Thanks to a legacy from the Stone family our hydro pools now has two new shower cubicles and an extra ...

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All aboard for village fete at sea

HMS Kent organised a traditional village fete at sea and raised more than £300 for Demelza.

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Demelza welcomes new Trustee and Area Fundraiser

New Trustee Kate Stephens and Area Fundraiser Jennifer Heritage join #TeamDemelza in South East London.

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Clay shoot hits the spot

Find out more about our Clay Shoot at Detling

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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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Ninja Knockout - Corporate Team Day

Teams of 4 take on 10 obstacles including a water feature to see who's got what it takes to be ...

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Kensington Palace Ball

Demelza’s flagship Ball this year will be held in the magnificent setting of the Orangery at Kensington Palace.

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Ninja Knockout

Go head to head with the region's finest as you take on 10 obstacles including a water feature to see ...

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Community Fun Day - Demelza Kent

Join us for a fun-filled day at our Kent hospice!

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Community Fun Day - Demelza South East London

Join us for a fun-filled day at our South East London hospice!

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The Monster Dash

Family fun run coming soon...perfect for your little monsters! Bookings open Saturday 25 June!

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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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