Add life to days when days cannot be added to life

Jenna Bensoussan

Target: £10,000.00



Start Date: 10-Dec-2008

End Date: 10-Dec-2018

About my fundraising

Caring for a child who is terminally ill or who has a severe medical condition is a very demanding experience for all family members. Demelza Children's Hospice- the only children's hospice caring for children living in Kent, South East London and East Sussex- is set within a 6-acre site in rural Bobbing, near Sittingbourne, Kent.

Children and families come to Demelza for (respite) short-term care, symptom control and palliative care, and bereavement support. Each stay typically lasts a few days. Families can choose to either leave the child in the hospice's care while they take a much needed break, or they may choose to remain with the child at the hospice and spend a little "quality time" with the child while the hospice staff take on some or all of the caring role.

The hospice treats each stay by a child as a "mini-holiday," organizing activities, outings and themed events in a bright and happy environment. Demelza also offers support groups for the siblings, parents an...more more

P.S. When you make a donation, don't forget to check the Gift Aid box if you're a UK taxpayer as then your charity can claim an extra 25% from the government!

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Demelza cares for over 700 life-limited children and their families across East Sussex, Kent and S...more

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