Charity Of The Month: Demelza Hospice
Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy their time together as a family, for as long as they have.
We care for children with a range of different conditions, some of which are very complex and so rare they have no name. Every year our work is a lifeline to more than 750 children and their families, throughout Kent, South East London and East Sussex.
When a family desperately needs support, Demelza can give them the time, space and attention to cope. From diagnosis, for as long as we’re needed, we deliver specialist care with compassion. If a family chooses for their child to die at Demelza, we’ll make sure they have the support they need to focus on loving each other and make lasting memories.
We provide specialist care services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, completely free of charge to families. This unique support comes at a price and at present we’re only reaching 20% of the children who desperately need our help.
As a charity, we’re almost entirely dependent on the generosity of our supporters to provide the funds that keep our services going. Please make sure every family can depend on us when they need us most.
Demelza has a children’s hospice in Sittingbourne and another in Eltham, South East London, as well as supporting families in the community in East Sussex.
• Visit demelza.org.uk or call 01795 845200 (Demelza Kent), 020 8859 9800 (Demelza South East London) or 01323 446461 (Demelza East Sussex).