Transforming a hospital isolation room into a warm and welcoming environment, our donation supports families of children with cancer and life-limiting illnesses.

The Axis Foundation donated £3,500 to Momentum Children’s Charity who support families of children with cancer and life-limiting illnesses. Their work is mainly carried out for those living in South West London and Surrey.

We contributed towards Momentum’s transformation of the ‘Frog Isolation Room’ on the Rupert Bear paediatric ward in Croydon University Hospital.

The new decor, featuring the charity’s mascot Mo the Owl and wildlife including frogs, ladybirds and butterflies and plants has created a bright and happy space providing the children with positive distractions and enriching toys to make their time in hospital a little bit easier.

Thanking the Axis Foundation, Tara MacDowel, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Momentum, said:

“We wanted to make a difference for the children and make their memories of staying in hospital positive. Something as simple as improving the environment can make a huge difference.The Axis Foundation and our other supporters have allowed us to make a massive difference in the hospital and for the children.”

Children who have cancer and life-limiting illnesses often spend a huge amount of their time in hospital, from their diagnosis and throughout their treatment. Isolation rooms ensure they do not catch any further infections and some children can be in these rooms for up to 10 days at a time.

“Enhancing the healing environment in hospitals is a large part of Momentum’s work. Studies have shown that a good hospital environment can greatly improve a child’s recovery time and of course the staff also benefit from a brighter, more welcoming place in which to work,” says Bianca Effemey, Co-Founder of Momentum. 

“We are grateful to all of you at the Axis Foundation. With your donation we have been able to transform the Isolation Room at Croydon University Hospital into a wonderful welcoming space for our young cancer patients. … thank you again for your support.”