Founded in 2004, we are building momentum year on year!
In 2004, Bianca Effemey, Founder and Chief Executive, was working in the Paediatric Department at Kingston Hospital. She recognised that small touches could make a huge difference to families with seriously ill children. Along with two parents, she founded Momentum to fill a much-needed gap; initially buying a fridge for the hospital to stock ice creams for the children and putting families in touch with others who were in the same situation.
Today Momentum provides so much to so many families. Being told your child has cancer or another life-limiting condition is devastating. Day-to-day life is turned upside down.
Momentum supports the entire family during times of unimaginable strain – the children and their parents, but also siblings and grandparents. We're here to make sure that no family has to cope alone.
We support children and their families from all over Surrey and South West London. Families with children facing cancer or another life-limiting condition know we’re there for the whole journey and the whole family for as long as they need us.
Please note: Momentum is charity that exists solely to support children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and their families. We have no political affiliations, and no connection with People's Momentum.