Who we are

Momentum is a registered charity established in 2004 which aims to help children (up to the age of 17) and the families of children, undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey and South West London. Momentum was set up by Bianca Effemey and two parents who had first hand experience of these life-changing events, with the simple goal of trying to help others in similar circumstances.


7 What Momentum does

Momentum supports the WHOLE FAMILY, parents, siblings and grandparents. By establishing close links to the families we can identify ways to help that fit their specific needs. Our support continues as long as the family needs it.                 

  • At any one time we support over 200 families. Sadly the number of children who are diagnosed with cancer or life-limiting conditions is increasing.
  • Momentum organises events at which children with cancer and their siblings have the opportunity to meet with other children who share their circumstances.
  • Momentum offers holidays at the charity's log cabin where families can go for much needed respite breaks.
  • Momentum is currently supporting children who are undergoing treatment at Kingston Hospital, St. George’s Hospital in Tooting, St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and The Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey.

  • Momentum raises funds for projects to enhance the healing environment for children who have to spend long periods of time in hospital or who have to make frequent visits to hospital.

  • Momentum supports families who have suffered a bereavement.

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Recent News

New Momentum Office
Momentum has moved to a new office in Kingston. Our new address is:  139 King's Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 5JE Our phone number ad email addresses reamin the same. Our thanks to O'Neill's Design and Build who are leasing us our new...
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Tudor Morris successfully swims the Channel for Momentum
We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Tudor Morris successfully completed his long trained for Channel swim on 27th July! He did so in the magnificent time of 15 hours and 57 minutes and raised an incredible £16,000 for Momentum! Tudor, 22...
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Rokeby School donation
A huge thank you to Rokeby School and their Parents' Circle, particularly Clare Collins, Sandra Burling, Beverley Brown and Sarah Hilderley, for their extraordinary fundraising for Momentum over the last two years. Our Charity Director Bianca...
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Upcoming Fundraising Challenges

10,000 Mile Static Bike Challenge
As part of our 10th anniversary we are hoping to cycle 10,000 miles on static bikes this year.....already we have had Kingston Uni Men's Rugby team take part, the girls in the office have also done their stint. And we have the Kingston Wheelers taking part in an all day challenge at Eden Walk on...
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Nightingale Walk 7th June 2014 Wandsworth
Have a great day out on 7 June 2014! The Nightingale Walk, Wandsworth’s best-known pub charity walk, is back for its 35th year to give the whole family a great day out while enjoying healthy exercise and helping others. The Walk will take place on Saturday 7 June 2014. Set up by a determined trio...
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AM Soccer School - Momentum Charity World Cup Tournament
On Saturday 5th July, AM Soccer School will be running a World Cup 2014 football tournament to help raise money for Momentum . Saturday Morning at 9.30am – 12.00pm U7’s (Year 2) - non-competitive 5-a side with a maximum of 9 players U8’s (Year 3) - non-competitive 5-a side with a maximum of 9...
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Upcoming Events

Momentum's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert
Momentum's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert
Landmark Arts Centre Teddington


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