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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.

Demelza is set to build on our apprenticeships success stories 06 Mar

Demelza is set to build on our apprenticeships success stories

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Lifelites brightens days for Demelza children

New IT equipment expands horizons for Demelza children

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Students get stuck in for Demelza

Many hands make light work as students take to the streets

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Demelza website is just Champion!

Demelza website triumphs as a Digital Awards Champion

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Brighton Marathon

Run by the sea with #TeamDemelza!

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Join Cotton Tail and his friends in this fun-filled hunt around the Demelza gardens!

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Easter Run and Ramble

Looking for some Easter Fun this Spring? Canterbury Forest of Blean Rotary Club are hosting their first Easter Run & ...

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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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Demelza 101 - The Lake District

Will you choose the Lake District triathlon or take part in our trek? Your challenge, your choice!

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Pooches on the Prom - Folkestone

Sponsored Dog Walk, Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show.

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Pedal for a Purpose

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

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Weekend Wipeout!

Take on our giant inflatable obstacle course in the style of a popular TV show - activities include The Big ...

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Wing Walk

This is a brand new and exciting challenge for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. All of our places have now ...

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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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The old round pound - introduced more than 30 years ago - will cease to be legal tender on 15 ...

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Tri it for Demelza

Work off those Christmas lbs and join Katherine in the Dry Tri challenge for Demelza in January.

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Christmas Appeal

Demelza is able to support families at Christmas because of our supporters, for some, what should be a happy time ...

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Make it a very Merry Christmas for Demelza Hospice Care for Children and get in the festive spirit by sharing ...

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