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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.

Johnnie Jackson visits Demelza Eltham 17 Aug

Charlton Athletic coach pays a birthday visit

Our Eltham hospice was pleased to welcome Charlton Athletic coach Johnnie Jackson who visited shortly after his birthday.

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Bubble Rush Kent 13 Aug

Hundreds enjoy foamy family event

Hundreds of adults and children enjoyed a foamy fun filled family day out at Bubble Rush Kent.

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Demelza Siblings on the Thames 10 Aug

Ships ahoy for Demelza siblings

Siblings of children supported by Demelza had a fab time on a two day sailing course on the River Thames....

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Cheryl Baker to open Demelza Tonbridge 10 Aug

Cheryl Baker to open new Demelza shop

Demelza is excited to announce that Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker is to open its new Tonbridge shop!

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Demelza South Coast Challenge 25Aug

South Coast Challenge

Take on some of England's finest scenery - up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South ...

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Demelza Farnborough Fayre 01Sep

Farnborough Fayre

Farnborough Fayre 2018! Make sure you save the date.

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Demelza Thames Path 08Sep

Thames Path Challenge

A stunning route with scenery that's steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenges - ...

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Demelza Great North Run 2018 09Sep

Great North Run 2018

Join #TeamDemelza and take on the Great North Run

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Demelza Sky Dive June 2018 09Sep

Sky Dive - Sept 2018

Are you looking for your next adrenalin fuelled challenge, then why not Sky Dive for Demelza!

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Sittingbourne Open Day 23Sep

Sittingbourne Open Day 2018

We would love to see you at the Sittingbourne Hospice on Sunday 23 September.

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Eltham Open Day 07Oct

Eltham Open Day 2018

Come and join us for our annual Open Day on Sunday 07th October 2018, we would love to see you...

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Demelza Canterbury Cathdral Carol Concert 17Dec

Canterbury Carol Concert 2018

An arrangement of carols, readings and musical performances at the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets for the Canterbury Cathedral Carol Service will ...

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Demelza London Big Half 2019 10Mar

Big Half 2019

A half marathon starting at Tower Bridge and finishing in Greenwich, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham ...

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Demelza-Brighton-Marathon-2019 14Apr

Brighton Marathon 2019

Join #TeamDemelza in this amazing seaside marathon and help raise money to provide specialist care and emotional support for children ...

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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 Christmas Appeal 2017

Lucy's Last Christmas: Demelza Christmas Appeal

Lucy loved Christmas. She enjoyed putting up the tree, singing carols and putting the carrot out for the reindeer.

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