Ethan and Paige during a care at home session

Latest edition of Demelza Life lands

Our Spring 2022 Demelza Life is now available for download. Full of feel good stories and updates about the amazing work Demelza Hospice Care for Children are doing, with a special welcome from our new CEO, Lavinia Jarrett.

An update from Lavinia Jarrett

Lucy receiving a present from the Demelza Elves as part of the Christmas Appeal

An amazing 638 gifts were picked, wrapped and packed over the festive period; 390 of which were delivered to 180 homes across our region by Demelza elves. We were delighted to welcome 56 families to meet Father Christmas at a special grotto at our Kent hospice – complete with a magical festive walk of donated lights and attractions. A further 410 children received a personalised letter from Father Christmas and 332 received a personalised video message.

I am so pleased we were able to do this for families who wanted to participate and shine a light on the festive season. There was a lot to consider and put in place to keep proceedings COVID-19 safe, but everyone complied brilliantly, were very patient, and we hope families were helped to make special memories together.

A heartfelt thanks to our amazing staff, volunteers, donors and customers. Without your support we couldn’t offer the range of services to the babies, children, young people and their families who need them. And a thank you to the families too, without their inspirational accounts of their experiences, there would be less understanding of how we might help in some small way.

Our latest edition of Demelza Life includes Fia’s story and how we’ve supported her and her siblings; Louise and Ethan’s story; a £25,000 jackpot winners’ story and Ronnie a truly inspirational fundraiser. So, what are you waiting for download your copy of our newsletter today.