Last week Charlotte and Kyla from our Bexhill branch had the pleasure of visiting Demelza Hospice centre for East Sussex, based in St Leonards on Sea.

The ladies loved decorating the centre full of Christmas decorations, lights and trees. They also took a huge selection of presents which Oakfield have donated to be gifted to the children who attend the centre.

Demelza provide an incredible service giving care to children who are facing serious or life-limiting condition as well as offering support to their parents, siblings and grandparents.

The charity was started in 1994 by Derek and Jennifer Phillip in memory of their daughter Demelza who tragically died of a brain tumour at only 24 years old. The charity has grown tremendously over the years to become the huge organisation it is today, covering East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

Charlotte said “Demelza is such a great charity, who do so much for so many people who rely on them to get through the toughest times in their lives. To be able to visit and see what they do was such an honour. We hope the children like the decorations and enjoy playing with their gifts!”

To find out more about the work the charity does or to find out how you can support them check out their website: