Families enjoy fun day and music festival

15 July 2016
Children and families who use Demelza had a chance to socialise together at two events at the weekend.

Around 150 people came to Demelza Kent in Sittingbourne on Saturday (9 July) for a family fun day which included face painting, arts and crafts, music, dancing, African drumming, raffles and stalls. Children also had a chance to pet the therapy ponies and play boccia. Darth Vader and one of his Storm Troopers also joined in the fun.

On Saturday evening the hospice was transformed into a festival site for the older children (15-19) who come to Demelza to enjoy a full programme of live music, food, mocktails, festival games and a casino.

Jonathan Rees Transition Team Leader said: “This was the third music festival we have held at Demelza and a big thanks to everyone for helping to make this event happen from the artists who performed to those who provided sound and lighting. For a lot of our young people this might be their only chance to experience a music festival and it’s great that we are able to enable them to do something that other people of their own age are doing and to create some special memories.”