Press Releases

Happy New Year from Momentum!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year to all our families and supporters.

We are currently working on several new projects …

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Places available in Royal Parks Foundation Half 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have 7 places in the 2015 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. 

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Kew Insurance Selects Momentum as their Charity of the Year 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fantastic news - Kew Insurance Services Ltd have selected Momentum as their Charity of the Year. And…

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Teenager shaves head to raise money for Momentum

Monday, March 23, 2015

We are very proud of Jo Kichenbrand, a 16 year old pupil in year 11 at Rosebery School, Epsom.

On 26…

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Love Momentum on Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love was in the air in Kingston and Epsom on Valentine's Day weekend when we gave out heart-shaped b…

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Momentum launches Mo the Owl Pin Badges

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

We now have our very own 'Mo' pin badges - don't they look fantastic? These will be on sale for only…

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Momentum Heroes walk to support terminal cancer patient, Ollie Lovis

Sunday, May 17, 2015

We are pleased to say what a great success the Momentum Heroes Walk was on the 17th May at Nonsuch P…

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Momentum Garden Wins A Gold Medal At The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Momentum garden won a Gold Medal at the prestigious RHS Chelse…

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Just The Two Of Us Cabaret Evening raises £5k!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

'Just the Two of Us' was a Cabaret evening starring Amy Hill and Kieran Jae and took place at the Ve…

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Rugby star Alex Corbisiero on board as celebrity supporter

Monday, June 1, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Momentum Charity Patron - the England Rugby Player A…

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Momentum holds Charity Golf Day At The Richmond Golf Club

Friday, June 12, 2015

Our 10th Charity Golf Day at The Richmond Golf Club on Friday 12th June was a huge success with 18 t…

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Superhero Is Our New Patron

Friday, July 3, 2015

SUPER NEWS! We are delighted to announce that recently cast Spiderman actor Tom Holland is our new M…

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Innovative Sensory Pain Distraction Unit bought for Kingston Hospital

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Momentum children’s charity today bought a brand new 3D Sensory Pain Distraction Unit to be used in …

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Bentalls raises over £13k for Momentum

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Since its support of Momentum children’s charity began in 2010, Bentalls department store has helped…

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Eyewear brand Walter & Herbert partners with Momentum

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Made in England eyewear brand, Walter & Herbert, hopes to raise thousands of pounds for South …

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Momentum launches its 'Love Local' Valentine's campaign

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Momentum children’s charity will be spreading the love this weekend by handing out red love heart ba…

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Momentum provides 3D Pain Distraction Unit for use at Epsom Hospital

Thursday, February 18, 2016

We are delighted to have bought a brand new 3D Sensory Pain Distraction Unit to be used at Epsom Hos…

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Surbiton-based company Air Charter Service raises over £6,000

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Generous employees at Air Charter Service offices in Surbiton have raised an incredible £6,011.48 fo…

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TV's Anneka Rice supports local school's incredible fundraiser

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Anneka Rice, famous for her TV series ‘Challenge Anneka’, proudly presented a cheque for an incredib…

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Happy Easter from Momentum!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Momentum would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without some fun …

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Children's Charity £5,000 Refurb Brightens Up St Peter's Hospital Isolation Room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beautiful colourful images of Momentum children’s charity’s Mo the Owl mascot and his friends now ad…

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Global's Make Some Noise chooses Momentum!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Momentum children’s charity is thrilled to have been selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries to…

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Hollywood star Tom Holland raises over £1000 for Momentum

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Momentum children’s charity has it own celebrity superhero in the form of its Patron the actor Tom H…

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Huge refurb project gets underway at St Peter's Hospital thanks to a £52,000 grant

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Momentum children’s charity is thrilled to have been awarded a £52,000 grant by The Wisley Foundatio…

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North Cheam Sainsbury's Partnership with Momentum raises over £10,000

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Generous donations from staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in North Cheam along with in-store fundra…

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Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson launches new boat

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Well-known author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, author of the famous Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker childr…

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Momentum wins Gold Medal at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames, is thrilled to have won a Gold Medal for…

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Momentum's £5,000 refurb brightens up Epsom Hospital Isolation Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beautiful colourful owl images now adorn the walls of the Isolation Cubicle on Epsom Hospital’s Case…

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Refurb complete at St Peter's Oncology Unit

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stunning golden beaches and brightly-coloured tropical fish now adorn the walls of the Little Oaks W…

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The Community Foundation for Surrey donates over £7,000 to support children in Epsom

Friday, August 5, 2016

Momentum is delighted to have been awarded £6,484 by The Community Foundation for Surrey, which will…

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Momentum announced as Winner of Best Charity by Kingston Business Awards

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Momentum children’s charity was delighted to be crowned the winner in the Best Charity or Social Ent…

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Momentum honoured to be a part of 'Rosiefest'

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Momentum was honoured to be invited to attend ‘RosieFest’, the recent celebration of Rosie Mitchell’…

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Momentum Sprinkles Some Christmas Magic at Santa's Special Party

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A spell-binding magician, a beautiful fairy and a magical Santa’s Grotto delighted nearly 100 childr…

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Stunning 'Sealife' Theme Makeover at Kingston Hospital Thanks to Children's Charity Refurb

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stunning scenes of blue seas and brightly-coloured tropical fish now adorn the walls of the Triage R…

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Kingston Mayor Delivers Christmas Gifts to Children in Hospital

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Mayor of Kingston, Cllr Geoff Austin, sprinkled some Christmas magic to the children on Sunshine…

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Jacqueline Wilson themed isolation room unveiled

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Much-loved local children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson is the inspiration behind a beautiful newl…

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Sealife makeovers transform rooms at Kingston Hospital

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stunning scenes of blue seas and brightly-coloured tropical fish now adorn the walls of a bay in the…

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Clubbing together to help Kingston children’s charity

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Kingston club has made a £5,000 donation to Momentum children’s charity to buy specialist equipmen…

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Croydon University Hospital Paediatric Isolation Room transformed thanks to refurb

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beautiful, colourful images of pond life including frogs, ladybirds and butterflies now adorn the wa…

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Children's author Jacqueline Wilson inspires Epsom Hospital Room makeover

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Much-loved local children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson is the inspiration behind a beautiful newl…

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Global's Make Some Noise donate £80,300 to Momentum

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Today, Momentum children's charity was thrilled to receive a cheque for an incredible £80,300 from G…

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Berkeley Homes (West London) and Momentum Launch 3 Year Partnership

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Berkeley Homes (West London) has today launched a new partnership with Momentum, a Surrey based char…

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Be A Superhero For The Day

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Momentum children’s charity will be holding a one-mile sponsored walk on Sunday 14th May at King Geo…

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Young Girl Has Long Locks Chopped To Support Other Cancer Sufferers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A young girl from Caterham, who has recently battled cancer, had her beautiful long locks cut off in…

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New St Peter's Hospital Refurb Inspired By Jacqueline Wilson

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Much-loved local children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson is the inspiration behind a beautiful newl…

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Hollywood Spiderman Tom Holland raises funds for Momentum

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kingston-born celebrity, and current Hollywood Spider-Man Tom Holland has today announced that he wi…

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Momentum Wins Gold at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames, is thrilled to have won a Gold Medal for…

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Stunning 'Secret Garden' for Children Unveiled at Kingston Hospital

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Momentum children's charity has teamed up with local award-winning garden designer Tom Massey to cre…

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Stunning 'Sealife' Makeover of Isolation Room at Epsom Hospital

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Stunning scenes of blue seas and brightly-coloured tropical fish now adorn the walls of an isolation…

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Local Celebrities, MPs and Companies Support Momentum's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Campaign

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Spiderman actor Tom Holland, Alan Partridge actress and Momentum's new patron Felicity Montagu, come…

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Former Kingston Mayor Raises Over £30,000 For Sick Children Locally

Friday, September 22, 2017

The former mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Geoff Austin, through the Mayor’s Char…

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£10,000 Makeover Transforms Playroom at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in Sutton

Friday, October 20, 2017

A playroom at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children in Sutton has been completely transformed thanks to…

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American Drive-In Movies Theme Transforms East Surrey Hospital

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pictured Left to Right: Ward Manager Ellen Parker, Momentum Family Support Worker Kerrie, George Woo…

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Special Christmas Craft Evening Held for Momentum Echoes

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Momentum children’s charity held a very special festive evening for its Bereavement Support Group …

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Surbiton Based Company Delivers Christmas Gifts To Sick Children Locally

Thursday, December 14, 2017

This week dozens of presents were kindly donated by Surbiton-based company Genuine Solutions to Mome…

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Charity brightens up Kingston Hospital's Sunshine Children's Ward

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stunning pictures of a colourful fairground scene and tropical sealife have brightened up Sunshine W…

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Stunning new Croydon University Hospital refurbishment

Monday, February 19, 2018

Much-loved local children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson is the inspiration behind a beautiful newl…

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Beautiful holiday home refurbishment provides respite breaks for children with cancer

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A complete refurbishment of a holiday home in the New Forest will enable much-needed respite holiday…

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A record year for the Richmond May Ball on Richmond Green raising £75,000 to support charity

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Richmond May Ball 2018
Friday 11th May saw 450 guests enjoying a Laurent Perrier champagne recept…

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Hot air balloons and spring meadows come to Epsom Hospital Children's Ward

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Momentum Children’s Charity has just completed its sixth project for Epsom Hospital, proving once ag…

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Momentum Children's Charity and Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals set out to create the perfect play setting for children with cancer

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Momentum Children’s Charity and Berkeley Homes come together to ce…

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Charity patron and Spider-man star visits children at Kingston Hospital

Friday, June 1, 2018

Tom Holland, Spider-man star and patron of Momentum Children’s Charity, spent yesterday afternoon pu…

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Momentum Charity Golf Day 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Momentum Charity Golf Day took place on Friday 8th June at the beautiful Richmond Golf Club.

16 …

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Momentum Children's Charity voted Surrey's Best Not-for-Profit Organisation

Thursday, June 28, 2018

We are thrilled to have won the Toast of Surrey 2018 Not-for-profit Organisation Award. 

The Toast o…

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Sainsbury's Chertsey hosts Philip Hammond MP to launch new Local Charity Partner, Momentum Children's Charity

Friday, August 3, 2018

  • Sainsbury’s Chertsey launches its new partnership with Momentum Children’s Charity
  • Philip Hammond M…

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Boats Go Gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, August 25, 2018

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Momentum Children’s Charity, a local organisation …

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Owls wow children and nurses at Kingston Hospital

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Momentum Children’s Charity, a local organisation that supports children with cancer and life-challe…

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New room designs bring calm and tranquility to children’s hospital wards

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

It’s been a busy summer for local organisation, Momentum Children’s Charity, who has completed five …

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Access Self Storage Kingston sets Christmas challenge to fill storage room with new toys for Momentum Children’s Charity

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Staff at Access Self Storage Kingston have nominated Momentum Children’s Charity to be the benefici…

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20 inches of hair gone but it's all worth it

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sally Desborough, HR Manager at Fidelity International, had over 20 inches of her hair chopped off i…

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Two local schools raise funds to help charity bring the beach to Kingston Hospital treatment room

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Momentum Children’s Charity, who are a local organisation that supports children with cancer and lif…

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Three sisters get 24” of hair chopped off for charity

Monday, December 3, 2018

The girls, Olivia (age 7), Ania (11) and Sofia (13), from Thames Ditton chose to have their long loc…

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Chelsea Football stars welcome children from Momentum Children's Charity to their Christmas party

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Momentum Children’s Charity, a local organisation based in Kingston that supports children with canc…

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Momentum Children's Charity launch their 15th anniversary with a Boom Boom!

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Local organisation, Momentum Children’s Charity, that supports children with cancer and life-challen…

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Our recent Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh was a big success

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Guests were ushered into the main dining room by bagpiper Ranald Gibson, before the haggis arrived o…

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Sharing the love with our valentines fundraiser

Thursday, February 14, 2019

On Saturday 9th February and Thursday 14th February 2019, we took to the streets of Kingston-upon-Th…

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Using design to help ease the stress for children visiting the Paediatric Emergency Department at Kingston Hospital

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An emergency visit to Kingston Hospital has been made less frightening for sick or injured children …

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Lesley Garrett lights up the night in Teddington

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Momentum Children’s Charity, a local organisation that supports children with cancer and life-challe…

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A wonderful world of sea-life creatures brightens up the wash room at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Momentum Children’s Charity has successfully completed another hospital refurbishment at Ashford and…

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15th anniversary Crystal Ball raises £82,000!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On Saturday 11th May we were thrilled to entertain 350 guests at our Crystal Ball at the Hurlingham …

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Hospitals wish Momentum Children's Charity a happy birthday

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

On the 5th May, 15 years ago, Momentum Children's Charity was founded. Our partner hospitals were on…

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Zac Goldsmith MP hosts charity birthday celebrations at the House of Commons

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Monday 3rd June, over 150 supporters of Momentum Children’s Charity, including Basil Brush and Ia…

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Golf Day raises over £12,000

Friday, June 7, 2019

Our annual Charity Golf Day at Richmond Golf Club on Friday 7th June managed to be a huge success de…

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Hollywood's Spider-Man gives families private screening of 'Far From Home' movie

Monday, July 15, 2019

Spider-Man star and patron of Momentum Children’s Charity, Tom Holland, spent yesterday, Sunday 14th…

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Delighted we have been shortlisted for 2019 Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Friday, July 19, 2019

Delighted to have received confirmation that we have been shortlisted in the category of 'Best Chari…

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QBE Foundation donation will support our annual programme of Respite Boating Breaks

Friday, August 30, 2019

On 1 July 2019, we were delighted to receive a discretionary donation of £12,000 from the QBE Founda…

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100-strong Thames Bridges Trek team raise £40,000!

Monday, September 9, 2019

This weekend, to mark September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a 100-strong team took part in t…

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Hospital refurbishments inspire family to fund an animal-themed isolation room

Monday, October 14, 2019

Momentum Children’s Charity has successfully completed another children’s ward refurbishment at Ashf…

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Epsom Hospital and Momentum Children's Charity celebrate design improvement project

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Approximately 6,000 children have already benefited from the design improvements completed just six

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Stars of Peaky Blinders and DIY SOS join forces for Momentum Children's Charity

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On Tuesday 10th December, Momentum Children’s Charity took part in a star-studded ICAP Charity Day i…

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Familes treated to private film screening with Tom Holland

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Shortly after Christmas, Spider-Man star and patron of Momentum Children’s Charity, Tom Holland, too…

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Covid-19: a message from our CEO, Bianca Effemey

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Updated 23rd March 2020

These are unprecedented times and Momentum Children’s Charity, like many oth…

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One month on: how coronavirus has impacted Momentum Children's Charity

Thursday, April 23, 2020

One month on from the announcement of the nationwide lockdown, Momentum Children’s Charity CEO and F…

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Mo the owl visits families in isolation

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A local charity in Surrey has come up with a unique way to lift the spirits of seriously ill childre…

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‘Warrior Princess’ raises £700 in hospital lockdown

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

17-year-old Izzy, who Momentum Children’s Charity supports and is deservedly nicknamed ‘Warrior Prin…

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Meet #HairRaisingHero Lily-maye

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

At just 10-years-old, long-locked Lily-maye showed what a beautiful, big heart she has when she deci…

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Family rides 400 virtual miles to support their cousin and raise vital funds for charity

Thursday, July 30, 2020

14-year-old Phoebe was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely rare cancer in children, in January…

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Momentum Children's Charity will soon be closing the doors to their premises on Kings Road, in Kings…

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Joe Cole takes on an epic 980-mile cycling fundraiser to support Momentum Children's Charity

Monday, September 7, 2020

It’s been an incredibly challenging few months but, for Momentum Children’s Charity, who support chi…

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How we’re working; safety and support hand in hand

Monday, January 1, 0001

We’re seven months in to adapting the way we work and making changes so that we can keep the safety …

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Join our team

Friday, November 27, 2020


We're pleased to say we're recruiting for two roles within our team; for a Family Support Worker a…

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We've given Royal Surrey's paediatric ward a turtle-y cool makeover

Friday, January 8, 2021

We've kicked off our newest hospital partnership, at Royal Surrey County Hospital, with a wonderful …

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Support through lockdown; an update on how we're working

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

With the nation on lockdown once again and our partner hospitals under increasing pressure, we thoug…

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8-year-old best friends raise vital funds in aid of their ‘superhero’ brothers

Friday, February 12, 2021

Surrey Young Carers, 8-year-old Harrison and Alfie, have decided to do something positive through th…

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