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 as a receptionist but spent less time answering the phone, and more time at the bedside of children who had cancer. She started to see first-hand the incredible challenges facing these young patients, and their entire family: the disruption to day-to-day life, the isolation, the emotional worry, the financial pressures, and the list goes on.
The charity started with one simple act - to buy a fridge-freezer for a little girl's hospital room, so that she could have ice lollies and cold drinks to help ease the terrible pain from ulcers in her mouth, resulting from her chemotherapy.
Today Momentum Children's Charity provides so much to so many families.
Being told your child has cancer or another life-challenging condition is devastating. Day-to-day life is turned upside down.
We support the entire family during times of unimaginable strain – the children and their parents, but also siblings and grandparents too. We're here to make sure that no family has to cope alone.
We support children and their families from all over South West London, Surrey and West Sussex. Families with children facing cancer or another life-challenging condition know we’re there at every step for as long as we're needed.
Momentum was founded in 2004 and the charity has an office in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. At any one time, we support around 200 families whose child is in active treatment, and a further 75 bereaved families.
Our mascot is the Momentum owl, and is a symbol of protection, wisdom and strength, all the ways in which we hope to be able to support a family through their challenging journey.
£30 could pay for a visit from a Family Support Worker, providing comfort and advice to a distressed parent. That’s just £2.50 per month for a year.
Become one of our regular donors and make a real difference to families in your local community. We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations. Every donation makes a difference! Click here
Please note: Momentum Children's Charity is charity that exists solely to support children with cancer and other life-challenging conditions, and their families. We have no political affiliations, and no connection with People's Momentum.