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Children’s charity gets £85,000 boost

PUBLISHED: 11:53 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 August 2010

A CHILDREN S hospice has reason to celebrate after receiving a grant of nearly £85,000 from Children in Need. Demelza Hospice Care for Children in Eltham was officially handed the grant from Henni Cardy and Lizzie Fee of Children in Need during a visit l

A CHILDREN'S hospice has reason to celebrate after receiving a grant of nearly £85,000 from Children in Need.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children in Eltham was officially handed the grant from Henni Cardy and Lizzie Fee of Children in Need during a visit last Wednesday.

A total of £84,980 has been given to the charity to employ a family support worker for three years.

James Hanaway, Demelza's director of fundraising said: "We were delighted to be able to show Henni and Lizzie around our new hospice, especially as it gave them a chance to see where BBC Children in Need's support is really put to work.

"The post of the family support worker they funded, is of fantastic benefit to our children and families, as it provides much needed support, advice and practical help at a time it is most needed.

"We rely almost entirely on donations and fundraising to keep caring for children, so three year grants like this make a huge difference."

Demelza provides hospice care for over 570 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families across Kent, East Sussex and south-east London.


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