Make volunteering for Demelza your 2016 resolution

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Demelza Hospice Care for Children is calling on the people of Eastbourne to make volunteering their New Year’s resolution.

The charity, which provides care for children with life limiting diseases, is hoping locals could join the band of volunteers who make an invaluable contribution to Demelza’s work.

Lynne Clark, Demelza’s head of voluntary services, said, “We really do rely on the wonderful volunteers of all ages who give up their time to support us.

“We are so grateful for everything they do to help, but they tell us volunteering helps them too – by allowing them to develop new skills, meet new people, have fun, and feel good about giving something back.”

There are various ways you can help.

Fundraising volunteers organise their own events, individually or as a member of a Friends group, or help out at Demelza’s busy calendar of events.

Volunteers also play a huge part at Demelza’s hospices in Sittingbourne, Kent and Eltham, South East London in the catering and housekeeping teams and out in the gardens.

The 22 community shops around Kent, South East London and East Sussex wouldn’t be able to operate without the support of the volunteers who work under an experienced retail manager.

There is a shop in Eastbourne’s Terminus Road.

To find out more about local volunteering opportunities please email or visit and click on Get Involved.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children ethos is to “Adding life to days when days cannot be added to life”.

It provides a place to play, relax and recharge.

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