6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Surrey Life today CLICK HERE

Philip Glenister - Just gaining momentum

16:36 13 May 2010

Philip Glenister at Momentum

Philip Glenister at Momentum's celebrity golf day last summer with some of the children the charity supports

As well as starring in ITV1's new hit series, Demons, Philip Glenister is also a patron of Surrey-based charity Momentum and is a leading light in the charity's celebrity golf day

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine February 2009

As well as starring in ITV1's new hit series, Demons, Philip Glenister is also a patron of Surrey-based charity Momentum and is a leading light in the charity's celebrity golf day


Phil is a keen golfer, playing off a useful 12 handicap, and he puts his love of the game to work by helping the Surrey-based charity Momentum, which supports children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

Since becoming a patron, Phil has been a leading light in the charity's celebrity golf day, luring other members of the Stage Golfing Society to play at Richmond Golf Club.
Momentum has focused on improving the facilities in the isolation rooms on the Dolphin Ward in Kingston Hospital, where children suffering from cancer and their parents will spend many days.

The charity, which celebrates its fifth anniversary in May, was started by Bianca Effemey, who was working in the paediatric department at Kingston Hospital. She met two parents, Jacqueline Coppellotti and Alison Trigg, whose son and daughter respectively had recently been diagnosed with different forms of cancer. The three of them decided to set up a much-needed support group for families in a similar situation and that became Momentum.

Phil first got involved when a golfing friend asked if he would visit a neighbour's daughter, who was in hospital being treated for leukaemia. "I was more than happy to oblige," he says. "Then I was asked to become a patron, which I was happy to do. With the golf day, it means I'm helping create awareness about Momentum as well as doing something I enjoy and giving something back."



  • Momentum's next celebrity golf day is at Richmond Golf Club on Friday June 19. For details, see www.moment-um.org. If you need Momentum's help or want to offer your support, call 07855 490545 or e-mail bianca@moment-um.org





Discover what happened when Surrey Life met up with Philip Glenister, here




0 comments

Shop with us at Great British Life

More from People

Hard at work with Silent Pool Distillers

In the first of a new monthly series going behind the scenes with Surrey’s makers and producers, we meet the Silent Pool Distillers at their Albury ‘laboratory’

Read more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Peter Andre is looking forward to performing at Hampton Court Palace (Photo HCP - Dan Kennedy)

Singer-songwriter, presenter and coffee aficionado, Peter Andre is used to being in the spotlight – yet these days, he’s also busy embracing the good life with his young family in Lingfield. Home, it seems, is definitely where the heart is…

Read more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Celebrities share their favourite local places in Surrey Life

Over the years, some of Surrey’s best known personalities have revealed what they most love about our county to Surrey Life. Here, we compile their favourite restaurants, shops, views, places to visit and relax, and ask what makes you proud of living in Surrey?

Read more
Friday, June 19, 2015
Celebrate the weekend in Surrey (Photo: Matthew Williams)

A long-running, monthly guest column in Surrey Life magazine, My Surrey Weekend features famous, prominent or just downright interesting Surrey residents sharing how they’d spend their perfect weekend in Surrey...

Read more
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Ron with a McLaren 12C Spider

Last year, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans was the major surprise at The Children’s Trust’s The Supercar Event when he spun into Dunsfold Park in his Ferrari. This year, a whole host of motoring fanatics are supporting the cause. Here, a few of them share their dream cars – as well as their top tip for what to see at the event

Read more
A photo taken at the Black Barn studio in Ripley (Photo: Lawrence Watson)

As a new photo book about Paul Weller is released by Guildford’s Genesis Publications, who produce some of the most collectable books in the world, here we catch up with MD, Nick Roylance, to find out more...

Read more
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Away to the match! Ready to cheer on his beloved Crystal Palace...

One of the country’s best-known broadcasters, former BBC Radio 1 presenter David ‘Kid’ Jensen will host this year’s series of Summer Saturdays on BBC Surrey. Here, the Esher resident reveals what he likes to get up to come the weekend…

Read more
Monday, June 8, 2015
Dr Nicholas Tromans and the beguiling portrait of Lady Somers by GF Watts, 1860 (Photo Watts Gallery)

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens or even bright coppered kettles? Here, five of Surrey’s leading curators share their own favourite things from their collections

Read more
Monday, June 8, 2015
By Karen Pearson

With over 200 participating artists, this year’s Surrey Artists’ Open Studios (SAOS) presents an even greater variety of work, including printmaking, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, painting, wood-turning, sculpture, illustration, glass work and more.

Read more
Testing the going with his trusty stick

Horse racing fans will soon be roaring their favourite on to victory at the 2015 Investec Derby – and with Epsom’s clerk of the course, Andrew Cooper, in charge of the track for a 20th successive year, the odds are that this will be in peak condition too…

Read more

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP



subscription ad

subscription ad

Surrey's trusted business finder