Making a difference

Our story started with our now Founder CEO, Bianca, and a freezer full of lollies.

Whilst working as a receptionist at Kingston Hospital paediatrics, she noticed that small touches make a huge difference to families whose children are seriously ill – small touches like organising a freezer for the ward, so that children could have ice lollies close by to help soothe painful mouth ulcers caused by chemotherapy. And with that freezer, Momentum Children’s Charity was born.

This small gesture paved the way for our personal approach when it comes to supporting seriously ill children and their families. Today we do so much more, but our commitment to the unique needs of each and every family, remains at the heart of everything we do.

We support families whose children are facing cancer or a life-challenging condition. We partner with local hospitals to offer personally tailored support to the entire family through our family support workers, both in hospital and at home.

 

Our support services include counselling, creative therapies, experiences and respite breaks. We also improve the environment for children treated in hospital with our children’s ward refurbishments; transforming bare, clinical areas into bright, child-friendly spaces.

 

We’re there whatever the outcome, for as long as we’re needed, so that no family has to cope alone.

 

We currently support around 240 families whose child is in active treatment and a further 110 bereaved families. Thousands more benefit from our hospital makeovers.

We work with families across Surrey, South West London and Sussex, partnering with local hospitals in these areas who refer families to us for support. Whilst it is through the hospitals that families are referred to us, our support services are there for families whether they are at hospital or at home.

 

Find out more about our hospital partnerships.

 

We’re a tight knit team and whether we’re heading up fundraising activities, organising respite breaks or talking to a newly diagnosed family, we all share the same purpose and drive – and that’s to make sure that no family with a seriously ill child faces the path ahead alone.

 

We’re committed to giving the right amount of support, at the right time, to every single family referred to us and we’re lucky enough to work with an incredible team of talented and experienced service providers who help us do just that.

We rely entirely on donations to fund our work, and, as we don’t receive any government or statutory funding, our passionate fundraising team build great relationships with our supporters, corporates, school partnerships, and trusts and foundations, so that our plans of hospital refurbishments, new holiday homes, bedroom makeovers and everything in between, all become reality.

 

You can find out more about supporting us here

 

We are financially stable, with a clear vision and business plan, as well as professional finance and budgeting management. Our annual accounts are submitted each year to the Charities Commission in accordance with their requirements.