Local community invited to Demelza’s annual open day

Enjoy listening to a brass band, meet the big red and spotty mascot Dottie and see how you could dress for less by attending the Demelza Hospice Care for Children open day in Sittingbourne, Kent.

This year the children’s hospice, in Rook Lane, will open its doors on Sunday 23 September from 11am-3pm, with the open day being an annual event for the local community.

Entertaining the crowds will be the UK Paper Band, with visitors invited to listen while having tea, cake and other refreshments. There will be a fire engine on site and fire fighters to talk to and lots of stands to visit. These will include Demelza shops retail stands, a tombola, a raffle, a stand to find out more about signing up for the Demelza lottery and a volunteer stand for those who would like to join and support the charity.

The charity’s corporate team will be available to explain how companies can get involved and the events team will be on hand to chat about fundraising fun coming up which include a Great Wall of China Trek, a cycling challenge in and around Milan, a quiz night and Halloween pumpkin hunts.

There will be a tour of the hospice for those who would like to find out more. Visitors can chat with members of the care team and visit the sensory room, the soft play area and the hydrotherapy pool. They can also meet Demelza’s art and music therapists and the family support team.

Come along to find out more and to see how your support helps us.

Find out more about Demelza at, follow the charity on Facebook at or @demelzahospice on Twitter.

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