Momentum HQ has been a hive of activity, as our Christmas plans got underway; from present wrapping, to event organising, Elf ward visits to our very own CEO, Bianca, fully embracing the Christmas spirit as a blow-up Christmas tree.

So this is a little celebration of all our festive helpers – our top Christmas Mo-ments – all brought to life through the kindness of our volunteers and corporate partners.

Our 12 days of Christmas Mo-ments

Thanks to our corporate partner Berkeley Homes for providing the calendars, the two local boys from Claremont School who packaged them up and the very helpful Royal Mail man called ‘Chris’ who made sure they were delivered on time.

Thanks to our corporate partner Air Charter Services who sponsored the project and made each and every doorstep delight possible.

 

The whole thing needed roughly 200 hours of volunteer support which came from a fantastic troupe of Santas/Elves/ present wrappers, including four helpers from our corporate partner Zurich Community Trust, and all led by Chief Elves/super volunteer extraordinaires, Jo and Judy. Thanks to all of you.

 

Thanks too to Hasbro who also kindly donated some great games to help fill Santa’s sacks.

For those older children who didn’t receive a Santa visit, we made sure another treat landed on their doorstep.

Thanks to our festive theatre supporter, The Capitol in Horsham, who have not only been raising funds for us at each performance, but also offered some of the families we support the chance to go along and enjoy the panto on them. Thanks so much to all the cast and crew at The Captiol for providing pure magic this month.

 

They also filmed a very special rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for us.

A huge thank you to Poor Boys restaurant in Kingston  who went all out for one of our families, providing a limo, a family meal, spending money and a personalised tour of London’s Christmas lights to brighten their day. A day full of lasting memories.

Our Moments on the River boat was given a makeover complete with Santa and his Elf, hot chocolates, gingerbread house making and special gifts; magical moments.

One of our supported families generously put together and delivered a wonderful hamper for another local family we support <3

We put our new office to good use by holding a special candle making event for six of our Echoes families, as well as a thank you evening for our volunteers and service providers.

 

We hope to hold many more events at our new home, so watch this space.

 

If you’d like to volunteer for us, we’d love to hear from you.

 

We sent 14 personalised Christmas baubles to Echoes families, as a special way to remember their child this Christmas.

St George’s paediatric ward got a sprinkle of merry magic when our Elf paid a visit to the young patients staying there.

We were this year’s chosen charity for East Molesey’s Winter Wander. Having recently moved to our new office on Creek Road, we were pleased as punch to be chosen and the evening was full of merriment and smiles.

 

Thanks to all those who took part, or came along and thanks also to the Cafe Bridge players who raised fabulous funds for us during the day as well.

Our corporate partner, Claritas Group, pulled out all the stops to transform a little girl’s bedroom for one of our supported families.  Alesha helped choose the look and feel, and Claritas brought her dream room to life.

 

We’re hoping to make bedroom makeovers something we’ll  be able to offer more families as we move into the new year. If you’re interested in helping to fund amazing projects like this, we’d love to hear from you

 

Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and New Year.