Know that as you celebrate a special occasion you are helping others.

Whether you are celebrating a wedding, civil partnership, anniversary, birthday, retirement or another special occasion, you can support Demelza by asking friends and family for charity donations in lieu of gifts. Dedicate your day to helping babies, children and young people who may not live a long life, to live a full life.

Turn your celebration into a fundraiser

When asking for charity donations in lieu of gifts, there are a couple of ways to do this. It’s easy to set up a dedicated fundraising page via Facebook - read our guide for setting up a Facebook birthday fundraiser - or you can read our top tips for using your JustGiving page. We can support you by providing posters and donation envelopes for you to use too.

Charity pins wedding favours

We also offer beautiful silver heart pin badges that make great wedding favours or celebration keepsakes. Offer them to your guests as a way of marking the occasion and give them something to treasure for the future.

Gifts in celebration silver heart pin badges

The pin badges can be purchased at £1 each, or in packs of 10 with name place cards for £12 per pack. To find out more download our order form or contact Lisa Clark on 01795 845275 or email

Other ways to give

Forget-me-not flowers.

Donate in memory

Donating in memory is a beautiful way to celebrate the life of someone you love. You will be honouring their life at the same time as helping the life of children and families.
Two children wearing headphones, laughing with their parents.

Leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways that you can support Demelza. Not only will you know where your support is going, but you’ll know you would have helped us help others.
Len Goodman next to Goodman Tree

Goodman Celebration Tree

Our Goodman Celebration Tree, named after our supporter Len Goodman, offers individuals, groups and businesses the chance to purchase a personalised, copper leaf to hang on the tree at Demelza Kent.