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Siblings event (aged 12-17) - Music Experience Day

Join us and the Rocksteady Foundation, a foundation that offers children and young adults an opportunity to try out instruments, including drums, guitar, keyboard and vocals, for Demelza's Music Experience Day on Monday 12 February. No experience needed.

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Family Art Therapy Group

Join us on Wednesday 14 February for a Family Art Therapy session. The groups offer the opportunity for families to make artwork, reflect and share experiences in a group setting. Art therapy uses art materials to explore feelings in a safe environment.

Winter Programme

Music Sensory Bags

We have some winter-themed music sensory bags made up and ready to send out via post or volunteer driver (depending on where you live). The bags include sensory items that can be paired with tracks that have been chosen by our music therapy team.

Additional information

The programme is jam-packed with events taking us to February 2024. This year’s festive events will include a bigger Christmas Party in East Sussex and a Grotto and Light Trail at both South East London and Kent sites.

You may remember that in past years we have also offered a New Year’s Party as part of our winter season offer. Please take note that we will be unable to host the New Year's Party in January 2024. With all the wonderful opportunities we have had this year such as our Family Fest events over the summer (which attracted nearly 400 family members!), we have decided to prioritise offering you a festive event in each area instead. We appreciate this may be disappointing news to some families so if you would like more information then please contact our family engagement team. In 2024, we will continue to bring you seasonal programmes and as always, stay tuned for information in the Family Update and on our events and activities page, where we'll highlight additional events like Family Fridays, Sibling Saturdays and Demelza cafés.

The RSVP deadline was 5pm, Tuesday 31 October. Any expression of interest for a winter programme event or Festive Wishes activity is an expression of interest only. All families, regardless of location, are invited to express an interest. If events and/or activities are oversubscribed, a draw will take place. We will be in touch to confirm if your family group have been allocated an event/activity by Friday 10 November.

If you have any questions about the Winter Programme please email or call the family support helpline on familysupportdepartment@demelza.org.uk or 01795 845280 (Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm).

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