Today is a matchday like no other.
Whilst The Lions take a break from Sky Bet Championship action, there are families who are unable to enjoy a break from their harsh reality this Christmas.
This Saturday, Millwall Football Club is teaming up with Demelza to raise money for those who need it the most.
Demelza is a charity that provides clinical care, therapies, specialised activities and practical support for children with serious or terminal conditions and their loved ones across South East London, Kent and East Sussex.
The charity possesses two beautiful hospices and provide a range of community-based support in the home, as well as a programme of online activities. Demelza's end of life care for children and young people, and its bereavement support for family members of all ages, is available to all.
But, this is only part of what Demelza do. They are there across whole lifetimes, adding to the happiest moments as well as supporting in the difficult times. Demelza believe every child and young person who has a serious or terminal condition should receive the care and attention they need to live the most fulfilling life they can, and that they and their families have the opportunity to build memories, for however long they have together.
Demelza’s Festive Wishes Christmas Appeal
This Christmas, Demelza is hoping to raise £100,000 to help grant #FestiveWishes to children like baby Darcey, who they supported to come home from hospital on Christmas Eve last year.
For some children with serious or terminal conditions, this Christmas could be their last. In 2021, Demelza continue to face huge challenges caused by the pandemic – they are the busiest they've ever been, facing the biggest challenge ever known. There are over 600 children with serious or terminal conditions in the community, all relying on Demelza’s unique care and support.
Demelza will give every child they see the very best care over the holidays – but this is only possible with the support of the community. By giving the gift of care, you can make festive wishes come true – and create treasured family memories that will last forever.
Demelza want every child to have the expert nursing care they will need over the holidays – as well as a special Christmas gift delivered by one of the Demelza Elves. With your help, they can make sure children with serious or terminal conditions get they get the expert medical care they need – and the Christmas fun and joy they deserve.
Anything you can give will help provide vital care for a child who has already lost out on so much this past 18 months. Please make a special Christmas donation to Demelza, today, to help pay for the expert care that these children will need over the holidays and beyond.
To donate, click here.