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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Six ways to support a grieving parent

For Dying Matters Week, we’ve prepared some insights and words of wisdom from bereaved parents to help others make it ...

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Local MPs visit Demelza South East London

James Brokenshire MP and Clive Efford MP came to see the facilities and learn more about the care provided to ...

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Dulux donates to Demelza

Dulux Trade Centres in Medway and Maidstone have offered to donate paint to Demelza Hospice Care for Children as part ...

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Work In Their Shoes with Sophie - Garden

Join Sophie as she dons wellies to muck in with Gardener Sam.

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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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Nightrider London

Cycle past some of London's most iconic landmarks by night along with seeing some hidden treasures along the way. By ...

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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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Asics London 10k

Take on the London 10k this July and raise money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. By clicking 'sign up' ...

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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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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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