Momentum works with the whole family during cancer treatment
Every day, we support families across South West London, Surrey and Sussex whose children have cancer or a life-challenging condition. Our help has a positive impact in so many different ways:
A child’s visit to hospital is made more bearable because they receive their chemotherapy treatment in one of our specially-designed isolation rooms in hospital with colourful walls, twinkling lights and bright furniture.
A distraught mum is able to offload her fears and worries over the phone with one of our Family Support Workers, and face the day ahead of her.
A treat of a big box full of helium balloons arrives from us at the bedside of a very ill child, bringing smiles all round!
Our music therapists help a child express their feelings about their illness through song and musical instruments.
A sibling, who may be feeling neglected, can enjoy one of our fun-filled pamper parties and meet other siblings who are in the same situation.
A bereaved family relies on us to organise the practical and logistical parts of their child’s funeral, whilst they focus on just trying to cope.
We support around 200 families directly, whose children are undergoing treatment. Many thousands more children benefit from our hospital improvements. Each year we arrange hundreds of trips and experiences, and organise respite holidays for around 300 individuals. If a child sadly dies, our support doesn't stop - we stand by families for as long as they need us through our Momentum Echoes group, and currently support around 75 bereaved families.
You can read more about some of those families we have supported here.
Momentum Children's Charity is run by a committed and passionate team. They are able to identify need through personal contact, apply common sense and provide immediate intervention to make life more bearable.
People say 'Please let me know what I can do to help' but the trouble is you don't know what you need. Momentum does. They care for the whole family.
When we first found out that Momentum Children's Charity was there to help us, it made us feel as if everything was going to be alright and nothing could really stop us. They make you feel as one, as a family.
Harry had just turned three years old when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Only a year before, his …