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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.

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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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Children enjoy some festive fun

Recently some of the Demelza children and their families enjoyed some festive fun when they were invited to Eastwell Manor, ...

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South East London parents treated to Pamper Sessions

Parents and carers shared their experiences over tea and cake and were treated to some much-needed 'me time'.

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Dalton XFactor 10 Dec

X Factor single to support children’s charities

Proceeds from the sale of this year’s X-Factor winner’s single will help children with life limiting conditions.

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"Volunteering with Demelza gives my days a meaningful purpose"

Collette Chesney began volunteering with Demelza this year. She wanted to share her story with you for #InternationalVolunteerDay

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Demelza Candlelight Walk 16Dec

Candlelight Walk and Festive Market

Candlelight Walk and Festive Market sees the local community come together for a festive event to raise funds for Demelza....

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Demelza Canterbury Cathdral Carol Concert 17Dec

Canterbury Carol Concert 2018

An arrangement of carols, readings and musical performances at the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral.

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Chislehurst's Go Travel Elf Quest

Welcome to Elf Quest! Time to have some fun with the kids and spot the Elves in and around Chislehurst. ...

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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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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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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

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

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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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