Instead of sending Christmas cards this year we are supporting and donating to our chosen childrens charities, Demelza House in the South East and Naomi House in the South West. We are extremely proud to be supporting these amazing charities!
Demelza Hospice Care supports children and young people (0-19) who are not expected to reach adulthood, and offer support to their families. 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.
In Kent, Demelza Hospice Care for Children is a residential hospice in Keycol, Kent. It provides a wide range of services to children with terminal illnesses or conditions. Demelza House was set up by Derek and Jennifer Phillips after the death of their daughter in 1990. Demelza, who died of a brain tumour, worked at a children’s hospice in Birmingham.
In Sussex, Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides a ‘hospice at home’ service to over 150 families. Their specialist nursing team looks after children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses and supports their family. They provide nursing care, practical and emotional support and respite care.
Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices that support families and offer a full palliative care service that includes respite, emergency and end of life care for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults from birth and into their later years.
Naomi House is a purpose built children’s hospice that provides a homely environment to children and young people with life-limiting conditions. We provide individualised specialist care and much needed respite for the whole family, enabling them to feel refreshed, rested and supported through the good days, difficult days and last days.
Jacksplace is our hospice for 16 years and upwards and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of young adults. It is the only purpose built hospice for teenagers and young adults in our region, and gives life-limited young people the privacy and dignity they crave.