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.

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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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Demelza celebrates 15 years of outstanding care in East Sussex

The party recognised the huge contribution of volunteers, local businesses and supporters over the last 15 years

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Avast CEO donates his director's fee to Demelza

Ondrej Vlcek, recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Avast, has generously donated 100% of his director's fee to support the ...

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Bubble Rush 12 Jul

Thousands enjoy Bubble Rush in Eltham

Once again, our amazing fundraising team pulled off a hugely successful and enjoyable Bubble Rush event at Avery Hill Park....

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Eltham Summer Party - Richard Jones

Lance Corporal Richard Jones, the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent, performed a spectacular routine to our children ...

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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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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

Take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 for Demelza this August and cycle on spectacular traffic-free roads. You will also ...

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Wing Walk - August 2019

Become a part of #TeamDemelza in 2019 and 'Wing It' for Demelza!

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South Coast Challenge 2019

Walk, Jog, or Run an epic 25km, 50km or 100km from Eastbourne to the historic Arundel. Please note registration for ...

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Demelza Italian Job 04Sep

The Demelza Italian Job

This 3-day cycling challenge has it all, starting and finishing in and around Milan.

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Thames Bridges Trek 2019

Take on this 25km route challenge and take in London’s best views! Please note registration for this event is managed ...

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Thames Path 07Sep

Thames Path Challenge 2019

Walk, Jog, or Run an epic 25km, 50km or 100km from Putney to Henley. Please note registration for this event ...

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Great North Run 08Sep

Simplyhealth Great North Run

Join #TeamDemelza for the largest half marathon in the world this September!

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Autumn Lunch at Claridge's

This delightful and glamorous hotel will be the setting for a unique and luxurious three course lunch in aid of ...

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Great Wall of China 2019

Join #TeamDemelza today and help make a difference to the babies, children, young adults and families who use our services. ...

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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, is now on display for the first ...

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