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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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Creative cooking capers

Children and staff at Demelza Kent created some awesome (and delicious) creations for a Ready Steady Cook challenge.

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Wanted: trekkers or canoeists

We are looking for people to take on a trek or a triathlon - could this be you?

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Demelza draw winner is driven off!

Our Prize Draw winner comes to collect her car

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A box of frogs

CEO Ryan Campbell discusses the importance of mental health awareness in his latest blog.

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The Monster Dash

Walk, jog or run past pumpkins, witches, devils and monsters and enjoy four Halloween extravaganza zones including UV foam, bubbles, ...

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Running Scared

Walk, jog or run past pumpkins, witches, devils and monsters and enjoy four Halloween extravaganza zones including UV foam, bubbles, ...

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Candlelight Walk & Festive Market

A fun-filled, festive evening for the whole family!

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Santa's Snow Rush

Seasonal sport for Santas and good for your 'elf!

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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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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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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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Christmas Appeal

Demelza are 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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