The Heart Shopping Centre is over the moon to announce a brand new collaboration with Surrey-based charity, Momentum Children’s Charity in 2021.
Momentum Children’s Charity, which is located in Kingston-upon-Thames is an established charity that exists so that when a family is facing the unimaginable crisis of their child being diagnosed with Cancer or a life-challenging disease, they do not have to cope alone. Momentum has a team of Family Support Workers who are on hand to provide support and advice to their families, both during hospital stays and at home. The support provided spans across counselling, creative therapies such as play, art and music, as well as special experiences and respite breaks to help ease the stresses with come with treatment plans.
Momentum’s support doesn’t stop there. If the unthinkable happens and a child dies, Momentum offers bereavement support and stands by families as long as they are needed, not just for the parents but also siblings and grandparents too.
Momentum was selected at The Heart Shopping Centres’ “Charity of the Year” through the Centre’s interactive Social Media campaign in early January following their “Big Bear Donation” where over 25 bags of soft toys were donated by the Walton-on-Thames community as part of the Centre’s Christmas campaign. Following dozens of charity nominations through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Momentum was selected.
Niki Mason, Community Fundraising & Family Support Worker at Momentum comments: “We are over the moon to be the new charity partner for The Heart Shopping Centre and we’d like to say a special thanks to the community of Walton-on-Thames for donating an incredible amount of soft toys. We are also grateful for the generosity which will help us continue to support local children affected by cancer or life-challenging conditions.
As you can imagine, Coronavirus has had a dramatic impact on charities like ours. We've been very limited as to how we can raise money, yet our families have needed us more than ever. The opportunity The Heart has given us to raise awareness of Momentum and to collaborate on campaigns and events when we're able to really will make a big difference to our charity and the families we support."
The Heart Shopping Centre is located in the Centre of Walton-on-Thames Surrey and hosts over 45 retailers, a collection of family-friendly restaurants, an on-site Supermarket, 24-hour gym, public library and an 800 space car park.
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