David Morley Architects’ raise vital funds for children’s cancer charity

David Morley Architects has raised £1,516 for Momentum, a charity that supports children with cancer or life-limiting conditions, and their families, in South West London and Surrey.

 

Momentum supports around 150 families directly, and many thousands of children benefit from its hospital improvements. Each year it arranges hundreds of trips and treats, and organise respite holidays for around 70 families.

 

Four teams from David Morley Architects ran the Great Team Relay event on the 14th of July.

 

Helen James, Associate at David Morley Architects comments, “One of the first things that happens when your child is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, like cancer, is they and you have to spend a significant amount of time living, sleeping, just being, in the clinical environment of a hospital. Momentum work hand-in-hand with local hospitals to physically improve the facilities and healing environment to make children’s wards more child friendly and the frequent hospital stays more bearable.  I am very excited to hear that Momentum have just commenced a major upgrade of the children’s oncology unit at my local hospital, St Peter’s in Chertsey, where my son has been treated.It will make such a difference.  Momentum also supports families in so many other ways, from  coffee morningstripstreatstherapies for children undergoing treatment to contact with other families with children undergoing treatment.  These experiences bring rays of sunshine to a very difficult time.  My family is so thankful for all the help and kindness that Momentum has shown us since Thomas’s cancer diagnosis.”  

 

We at David Morley Architects would like to thank the following staff members that helped raise so much money for Momentum - Helen James, Leanne Ackrell, Laura Carnell, Yu-wei Chang, Luca Dalmasso, James Errington, Rosie Ellis, Kate Hase, Giovanna Puma, Aaron Ho, Stuart Mackay, Liam Powell, David Preece, Chris Roberts, Will Thomas and Haroulla Georgiou.