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.

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Harry Reid 19 Feb

EastEnders Actor Harry Reid pledges his support during visit to Demelza Hospice

Actor Harry Reid, best known for his role as Ben Mitchell in EastEnders, visited Demelza Hospice Care for Children in ...

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Demelza Kids 12 Feb

Juergen Teller unveils photographs of Demelza Children's Hospice for New Exhibition

Demelza Kids by Juergen Teller is a visual story of the children cared for by Demelza in Kent and South ...

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Adventures abound for teenagers at weekend social

Demelza's Kent Hospice was host to rollercoasters, tarantulas and the Wild West during a recent TIZ weekend.

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Demelza staff share their memories for Story Telling Week

For #NationalStoryTellingWeek, we asked staff members to share their favourite experiences from their time working here at Demelza. Read three ...

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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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Demelza Kids by Juergen Teller

Demelza Kids, a new series of photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer Juergen Teller, will go on display for the first ...

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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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