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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 apprenticeships scheme is now open for applications 18 May

Demelza apprenticeships scheme is now open for applications

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#LearningAtWork opportunities all year round at Demelza

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Demelza nurses on swing 12 May

Celebrating our Care Team heroes

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Nurse 11 May

The Axis foundation boost Demelza’s ‘adopt a nurse’ initiative with a £54,000 donation

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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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Sausage & Cider Festival

Join us for an evening of live entertainment while celebrating the best of Kentish sausages & cider!

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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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Virgin Sport British 10k London Run

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

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Bubble Rush Brighton

Bubble Rush returns for a fantastic, frothy, third, fabulous year!

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Blooming Good Garden - Demelza Kent

Support Demelza's Blooming Good Gardens campaign and visit our Hospice Garden this summer.

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ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil

Take the plunge and abseil the tallest sculpture in the UK!

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Prudential Ride London 2017

Ride for Demelza in the ultimate road event, which is shaping up to be the London Marathon of cycling. *Free ...

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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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Joshua's Story

Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides care for around 650 families, whose children are seriously ill. Unfortunately, Demelza are unable ...

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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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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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