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

Fabian's Garden
Momentum recently raised funds to help one of our children, Fabian Bate, design and  construct his own herb garden. Here are some photos of Fabian at work and it looks as though he has 'green fingers'! Well done Fabian.
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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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Before photo
Momentum has recently begun raising funds for projects at St Peter's Hopsital in Chertsey. Click here for the details of our fundraising for a Chillout Zone in the Paediatric Oncology Department.
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Upcoming Fundraising Challenges

Hampton Court Half Marathon - 22nd Feb 2015
We have some charity places in next February's Hampton Court Half Marathon - 22nd Feb 2015. A lovely event, which is ever so local to Momentum. For more information on the event click here. To reserve one of our places please contact Kate or Ela in the office.
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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..... We are getting close to the half way mark now but still need cyclists to take part in this event. We can help by organising bikes for you. Maybe you could hold this challenge in your office, or at...
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Windsor Half Marathon
UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL Often described as 'The UK's most picturesque half marathon'. The start and finish both being on the Long Walk with Windsor Castle as the backdrop. The course is all on road and at times quite challenging with plenty of hills spread around the route, but...
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Upcoming Events

Momentum's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert
Momentum's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert
Landmark Arts Centre Teddington
Mayor of Richmond Event - Fish & Chip Cruise
Mayor of Richmond Event - Fish & Chip Cruise
From St Helena Pier, Richmond upon Thames
Mayor of Richmond Event - An Introduction to the Mayor's Charities
Mayor of Richmond Event - An Introduction to the Mayor's Charities
Asgill House, Richmond TW9 1PQ


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