Demelza Hospice Care for Children helps children who may not live a long life, to live a full life.

We provide specialist care to hundreds of babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and support to their families in East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

Leaving Demelza a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come by ensuring we can be there from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis, and bereavement - not just for the child and their parents, but for the wider family too.

Funds raised through legacies help to run our two hospices - Demelza Kent in Sittingbourne and Demelza SEL in Eltham - where children up to the age of 19 come for expert, one-to-one care. This includes respite, symptom management and end of life care, as well as life-enhancing therapies and facilities, such as a hydrotherapy pool and soft play room.

They also fund the Demelza Community team which offers a hospice at home service in East Sussex; providing care and support in the comfort of a child’s own home.

To find out more information about Demelza and the positive difference your legacy could make to children in our care, please contact call 01795 845 288 or visit