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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Family stories

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.

Memory Making 14 Jun

Why memory making is important for grieving families

Memories reaffirm that loved ones will go on living in our hearts and minds, and that they will always be ...

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Robin Cousins visits Demelza

Robin Cousins visits Demelza with therapy dog, Monty, to meet families and staff.

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Eight books to comfort a bereaved sibling

Books and storytelling are a powerful way for children to relate to their situation, and to be able to fully ...

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Felicity shares her experiences for #VolunteersWeek

"By giving a few hours of you time to help children and their families, you do feel that you are ...

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Bubble Rush - Mote Park

This event has now sold out. If you are attending the event, please ensure you read the information on this ...

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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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Northiam Blooming Good Gardens

You get three for the price of one at our Blooming Good Garden event in the village of Northiam, near ...

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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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The Demelza Italian Job

This 3-day cycling challenge has it all, starting and finishing in and around Milan.

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Thames Bridges Trek 2019

Take on this 25km route challenge and take in London’s best views! Please note registration for this event is managed ...

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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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