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.

Tesco cheque 13 Nov

Tesco shoppers in Kent cast their votes for Demelza

Demelza have the funding for a new sensory bath thanks to shoppers in Kent supporting them in Tesco’s Bags of ...

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Eve bed frames 31 Oct

Good Night, sleep tight

Active International and sleep wellness brand, Eve Sleep, have donated over £50,000 worth of bed frames to Demelza Hospice Care ...

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Nursing thumb 30 Oct

National shortage of nurses and doctors threatens care for terminally ill children

Children's charity Together for Short Lives have revealed shortage of professionals in new report.

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Jacob thumb 10 Oct

A short life but one full of love - Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019

Like most parents, Josi and John were excited to find out they were expecting another child.

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Celebration of Christmas 16Dec

Celebration of Christmas 2019

An arrangement of carols, readings and musical performances at the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral.

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Festive Family Walk

Festive walk around the lanes starting at the Sittingbourne Hospice. Fundraising stalls will be onsite for supporters to raise extra ...

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Runners 15Mar

Dartford Half

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LLHM Logo 29Mar

London Landmarks Half Marathon

The event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, ...

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BM Logo 19Apr

Brighton Marathon 2020

In what is now the second largest marathon in the UK, the Brighton Marathon is a 'must-do' for any runner. ...

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London Marathon Logo 26Apr

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Join #TeamDemelza at the most popular marathon in the World!

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London to Brighton 23May

London to Brighton Challenge

Walk, Jog, or Run an epic 25km, 50km or 100km from Capital to Coast setting out from Richmond to the ...

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Bubble Rush Mote Park 14Jun

Bubble Rush Mote Park 2020

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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Skydive 20Jun

Skydive Day

Feel the freedom of flying with this exciting experience at Headcorn Aerodrome.

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Bubble Rush Mote Park 28Jun

Bubble Rush Avery Hill Park 2020

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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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.


18th January 2019 Superdraw

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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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