It’s About Life.


Our services

Helping those who may not live a long life, to live a full life.

Demelza provides the best care and support for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families, across East Sussex, Kent and South East London. 

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.


We are with you every step of the way, offering a vast range of care and support services for children, young adults and their families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

Who we are

Preparation for adult life is an increasingly important part of the work we do. We’re here with advice and links to adult care providers for life after Demelza.

Young adults

Demelza Kent and SEL provide professional, specialist, one-to-one care and support and access to life-enhancing facilities for babies, children and young people up to the age of 19.

Our hospices

Our specialist nurses provide care and support in a community setting across East Sussex, enabling a child or young person to continue life as normal.

Care at home

Demelza offers a range of therapies for children, helping to promote communication, relaxation and enhance wellbeing by reducing tension.


Some of the questions we are often asked by parents and carers with children under the care of Demelza. We're here to make life just that little bit easier.

Your questions answered

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Family stories

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

Get involved


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.

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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Swimmers take the plunge for Demelza

It was a sight to behold from ninja turtles to superheroes all taking the plunge into Charlton’s outdoor swimming pool. ...

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CEO blog Jan 2016

CEO Ryan Campbell shares his experiences of leading Demelza in his new blog.

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Flash sale – save 10% on selected event bookings

Don’t miss out on our events extravaganza! You can save 10% when you sign up for selected Demelza events.

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Demelza and Kent FA make a winning team

Here's your chance to join our exciting fundraising partnership with Kent FA, supported by Kent Schools FA.

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Dartford Half Marathon

The 2016 Dartford Half Marathon marks the 40th anniversary of one of the longest-running events of its kind.

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Hastings Half Marathon

Hastings may not be the biggest half marathon but it is certainly one of the best.

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Pedal for a Purpose

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

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Brighton Marathon

Join #TeamDemelza, a local charity partner for the 2016 Brighton Marathon!

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London Marathon

Join #TeamDemelza at the most popular marathon in the world!

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Demelza 101

One hundred riders - one cause. Keep up with our riders on facebook as they take on the Demelza 101 ...

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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 Run

Whether this is your first run, or you are a veteran, join us at an amazing new venue.

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Bubble Rush Brighton

Become a Bubbler and have fun raising funds for Demelza - bring the whole family along!

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British 10k London Run

Join us on this iconic route past the nation's favourite landmarks.

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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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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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Milly's Appeal

Time together is something so special, and for most families, so simple. But for some families, like Ben and Becky’s, ...

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