Momentum Children's Charity

LOCAL charities will share a record fundraising pot of almost £40,000 this year, with Momentum Children’s Charity being the biggest beneficiary at West Byfleet Golf Club’s official presentation.

Momentum Children’s Charity, a joint-nomination by club captain Keith Mannering and ladies’ captain Penny Coase as the main charity to be supported in 2019, was presented with a cheque for £25,000.

COURSE RECORD – Kate Brookes from Momentum Children’s Charity is flanked by West Byfleet Golf Club ladies’ captain Penny Coase and club captain Keith Mannering. The club celebrated a magnificent year of fundraising

The charity offers practical and emotional support to children with cancer or life-challenging conditions and their families. It is the biggest single amount donated to a charity organisation by the club in Sheerwater Road.

Proceeds from fundraising at West Byfleet Golf Club throughout 2019 will go towards the work the charity does on the children’s wards at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.

The remaining funds will go towards Momentum Children’s Charity’s Family Support Programme for St Peter’s families, which includes specialist therapy services, counselling and respite breaks.

Club captain Keith said: “The generosity of members and supporters at our family-friendly club never ceases to amaze us. It’s been an amazing year. Hopefully we might even generate a bit more money by the end of 2019.”

Other charities to receive donations in 2019 from West Byfleet Golf Club are Children with Special Needs Foundation, Your Sanctuary, Runnymede Dementia Carers Support, The Matthew Hackney Foundation, Home-Start Guildford, Woking Street Angels, York Road Project, Tofs, Quest Riding for the Disabled, Shine Surrey and Woking Age Concern.

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A BROTHER and sister from Woking attended a private screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home, with the film’s star, Tom Holland, in aid of the Momentum Children’s Charity.

Ethan, 7, and Sydney Nelson were among of a group of children and their families at the event at Battersea Power Station organised by The Brothers Trust, a charity set up by the Holland family to help small charities.

STAR QUALITY – Ethan and Sydney with Spider-Man actor Tom Holland

Tom Holland is patron of Momentum Children’s Charity, which supports youngsters with cancer or a life-challenging condition.

Ethan and Sydney’s father, Paul, said: “The kids had an amazing morning; they were totally starstruck. Besides the fantastic goodie bags they each received, Tom answered questions about himself and the movie, which added to the enjoyment they experienced.”

The charity helps ill children and their families across Surrey, South West London and West Sussex with a support programme offered at home and in local hospitals. At any one time the charity is supporting 200 families whose child is in active treatment and a further 75 bereaved families.

Tom Holland said: “I am so happy to spend time with these amazing children and their parents, to watch them enjoy the film and escape from their journey through illness.”

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