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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 20th Anniversary 19 Jun

Demelza has celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Over the years Demelza has grown and changed but at the heart of it are the children and families.

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Sarah Phillips steps down 15 Jun

Charity Chairman retires from a truly “inspiring” place

Sarah Phillips steps down as Chairman of Demelza after six years of unwavering support.

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Melissa Day marathon thb 13 Jun

Nurse completes 300 mile bike ride and a marathon

Children's palliative care nurse, Melissa Day, takes on two epic challenges for Demelza.

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Pedal thumb 12 Jun

Pedal power helps raise funds

From the 10 mile family route to the more challenging 85 miles, a successful day was had.

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Demelza Dog Show Darling Buds Farm 01Jul

Demelza Dog Show, Darling Buds Farm

In partnership with Classic Cars and Motors, we will be organising a dog show at their event in aid of ...

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Demelza British 10k 15Jul

British 10k

Join #TeamDemelza on this iconic 10k route past the nation's favourite landmarks.

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Bubble Rush Brighton 2018 15Jul

Bubble Rush South East London 2018

Bubble Rush is coming to South East London in 2018!

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Wychwood Garden Demelza Open Day 22Jul

Blooming Good Garden - Sidcup

Come and wander through an acre of miniature park, a large garden with its rich variety of mature, deciduous and ...

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Prudential Ride London 2018

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

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Bubble Rush Brighton 2018 12Aug

Bubble Rush Kent 2018

Bubble Rush is coming to back to Kent but in a new venue for 2018!

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Wing Walk - August 2018

Become a part of #TeamDemelza in 2018 and 'Wing It' for Demelza!

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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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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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