For families


We support the whole family throughout their journey from diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. 

Where we work

Momentum works with hospitals throughout south west London and Surrey to support sick children.

When your child is diagnosed

What we do to help families when their child is diagnosed with cancer or another life threatening

Useful organisations

There are also a number of national organisations that can provide help, advice and information t

Family Stories

Read the stories from some of the brave children, and their families, who we have supported.

James's story

Every young boy loves playing on screens and nine-year-old James Geater is no exception. He also loves marshmallows and lego.

But unlike most boys his age James has had to endure months of gruelling …

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Daniel's story

In April 2008, our son Daniel aged 5 was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumour at Kingston Hospital.  This was operated on and partially removed.  In order to reduce the tumour further, Daniel required …

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Ed's story

On 9th July 2013, my 15 year old son Ed wandered into my bedroom to tell me that he’d found a lump in his right testicle. In fact he’d found it a couple of months before, but it came and went, and som…

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Helena's story

I’d only heard of Momentum vaguely when friends were raising money for a local charity and other than that was pretty much unaware of who they were or what they did.

After my daughter, Helena Grace h…

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Lua's story

Social standing, profession, education and the school you went to, how much you earn, how many friends you have and who you know. These things mean absolutely nothing when you find out your child has …

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Nerea's story

Since six-year-old Nerea Whitmore was diagnosed with leukaemia in January 2015, Momentum has been by her family’s side.

Mum Izzy and dad Seamus, from Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, say that the chari…

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