Momentum Children's Charity will soon be closing the doors to their premises on Kings Road, in Kingston.
Whilst this office has served us well and we've made many great memories here, with our lease coming to an end on August 21st, and with us all having to work remotely these last few months, it seems the perfect opportunity to take a step back and look for a new space with which to grow and build our future in.
There are several factors that contributed to this decision, and that we will be considering on our hunt for a new home:
Cost efficiency during unsettled timesThe charity has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with multiple fundraising events and activities being cancelled. Whilst the charity continues to build strength after these financial losses; with everyone working well remotely and with our current lease coming to an end, it makes sense to embrace (for the time being) the cost saving that a break in rental lease will offer.
Space When we first moved into this office, we were a much smaller team. As we've grown, space has got a bit tight - so much so, that our little kitchen has often doubled as prime meeting space. So, we'll be looking for an office where we can all work closely together (but not on each others laps) and even explore the possibility of a space which allows us to have a therapy room in-house.
Visibility & location. We now work with six partner hospitals, covering a broad area, and whilst Kingston Hospital remains our flagship hospital, the local communities we serve are far wider. So, one thing we'll also be considering is what the ideal location is for our new space, and whether better visibility of the office itself, could help with improving awareness of the charity.
So what does this all mean?For the time being, all of our Momentum team will continue to work remotely, providing the level of care and support that they always have; our email addresses and contact numbers will stay the same and we'll have a new PO Box business address for all postal communications:
New postal address: Momentum Children's Charity Po Box 1591 KINGSTON UPON THAMES KT1 9AR
We want to reassure you that it is business as usual for us. There will be no impact on the services we offer nor the level of care we provide, and we remain focused on our mission to ensure that no family with a seriously-ill child has to cope alone!