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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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Opportunities for memory making as part of new partnership with theatre company

Theatre project with children and families following grant.

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£12,000 for sensory garden project after shoppers' vote

Read all about our exciting new sensory garden project

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Demelza kicks off festivities with walk and fair

Find out more about our annual Candlelight Walk

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Jack's giant gesture for Demelza

What motivated eight year old Jack to do a triathlon?

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Greenwich Carol Concert

An evening packed full of traditional, festive carols and readings.

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Canterbury Carol Concert

An evening of traditional carols, readings and performances featuring the Cathedral Choir.

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Skydive for Demelza

An exhilarating and breathtaking way to raise money for your local children's hospice service.

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Snowflake Swim

IT'S BACK! Our coldest event for our boldest supporters!! Brave the chilly waters of Charlton Lido and swim 100m - 2km ...

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2018 Demelza 101 - THE LAUNCH!

2018 sees our cyclists take on the trip of a lifetime from our Sittingbourne hospice to the spectacular backdrop of ...

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Brighton Marathon

Run by the sea with #TeamDemelza!

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London Marathon 2017

Join #TeamDemelza for this iconic race!

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Walk This Way 50k

Join our newest walking challenge and stride between our two hospices to raise funds for Demelza.

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Demelza 101 - The Lake District

Will you choose the Lake District triathlon or take part in our trek? Your challenge, your choice!

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Pedal for a Purpose

Riders can choose between four different routes suitable for all abilities so all the family can take part.

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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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Tri it for Demelza

Work off those Christmas lbs and join Katherine in the Dry Tri challenge for Demelza in January.

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Christmas Appeal

Demelza is able to support families at Christmas because of our supporters, for some, what should be a happy time ...

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Share a card

Make it a very Merry Christmas for Demelza Hospice Care for Children and get in the festive spirit by sharing ...

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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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