Lucy and Jordan have written blogs about their experiences of Demelza.
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Demelza Hospice Care for Children was started by Derek and Jennifer Phillips in memory of their daughter, Demelza, who sadly died at the age of 24. Find Out More... There are many ways we can help your family. Please get in touch to find out more.
When Mr. and Mrs. Seago from Eltham won the Lotto Jackpot in 2011, they were delighted to receive the £1,000 cheque. After kindly donating £300 back to Demelza and giving some of their winnings to the family, they enjoyed spending the remainder on themselves.
Imagine their surprise and delight to hear that they were the first winners of 2015 to win the Lotto - another £1,000 jackpot.
Mr. Seago explained that they had recently been flooded and all their spare money had been spent on returning their home to normal. The £1,000 win couldn’t have come at a better time.
Mrs. Seago said “this is a lovely start to the year – a real boost”.
Mr. and Mrs. Seago have since joined the Demelza Superdraw, a weekly roll-over with the opportunity of winning up to £25,000. They have also very generously donated another £300 to Demelza for which we are very grateful.
Our thanks and many congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Seago – lightning really does strike twice!
Join the Superdraw and receive a Demelza Bear!
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£1 a week to play
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The rollover currently stands at £12506.50 Next draw Friday 1st May 2015
Children's hospices support children and young people (0-19) who are not expected to reach adulthood, and offer support to their families.
Children's hospices can differ significantly from adult hospices in that many of the conditions children and young people are suffering from are degenerative in nature and progress over many years.
This means that children's hospices have the opportunity to offer children, young people and families the chance to build memories as a family unit, undertake a range of activities that are age and needs specific that they may not ordinarily be able to access.
A children's hospice may offer complex symptom control during periods of active treatment. In many cases there is no cure. In others, treatment has been tried but failed and the focus has transferred from active to palliative care.
When a diagnosis is given, families often feel very isolated. Children's hospices provide the necessary short breaks and a range of specialist services benefiting the children and young people themselves and their wider family, which are simply not available elsewhere.
Watch the video below to find out a bit more about A Day at Demelza:
What is a Hospice at Home Service?
The service complements the care offered at Demelza Kent and Demelza South East London, with the Community Palliative Care Team going directly into the family home to provide care, respite, an on-call service and crisis intervention.
Demelza Community provides care and support based on the individual needs of the family. This is achieved through an holistic assessment and development of a care plan in collaboration with the family and other healthcare professionals. The care plan will reflect the changing needs of the child/young person and will embrace the needs of the family as a whole.
Care is provided using a variety of skills and services and is co-ordinated by a named nurse within the Demelza Community Team. The team works in partnership with families to help support and maintain family life
When a child reaches the end of their life the Demelza Community Team can offer 24 hour end of life care at home followed by bereavement support to members of the family, as required.
to find out more about Demelza's Care Services.
Demelza Kent : Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8DZ Demelza South East London : 5 Wensley Close, Eltham, London. SE9 5AB Demelza Community : Langtye Farm, Langtye Lane, Ripe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BA