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

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Di Spalding hard at work on one of her epic pieces

Every month, Surrey Life art editor Tinx Newton goes behind the scenes with a top local artist

Read more
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The stunning landscape of Chobham Common holds many secrets if you know where to look (Photo Robin Castle / Getty Images / iStockphoto)

Win a meal for two at one of five top Surrey pubs by sharing your thoughts with us at editor@surreylife.co.uk

Read more
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This lucky Roman snail was rescued by Surrey Life reader, Ruth Aldridge (Photo Ruth Aldridge)

Win a meal for two at one of five top Surrey pubs by sharing your thoughts with us at editor@surreylife.co.uk

Read more
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Gertrude's Boots

We slightly take for granted that great artists paint wonderful still lifes and we acknowledge that works by artists throughout the centuries provides important historical reference.

Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016
If the illustrations feel familiar, that could be because many were based on Surrey scenes (Photo (C) Bloomsbury)

One of the most popular characters in children’s literature, Rupert Bear continues to delight generations of young readers to this day. But what many people don’t realise is that the bear with the yellow-checked trousers has his roots very much in our county. Aly Warner follows in his footsteps

Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016
Maggie Aderin-Pocock is loving her new role presenting Sky at Night (Photo Michael Lachmann)

BBC Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock reveals how, as a space-obsessed schoolgirl, she battled the odds to become a top scientist – and why she has made Guildford her home

Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016

As the law surrounding inheritance is continually changing and few of us have a crystal ball, we are increasingly advising our clients to consider flexible wills that can cope more easily with future changes to the law and adapt to suit your family’s changing needs.

Read more
Above: Hard at work in Lower Kingswood, Clair crafts her latest motoring model

For those who love life in the fast lane, these luxurious motoring models make a real statement. You can track their development back to Lower Kingswood...

Read more
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Laura Naser

Sadly, the New Year often brings an increase in the number of people considering a divorce. While some will have made this decision before the New Year, it can come as a bolt out of the blue for others.

Read more
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
One of Christiane Zschommler's winning abstract photos

The 2015 Surrey Artist of the Year was named in a ceremony at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham

Read more
Monday, January 11, 2016
This year promises a sci-fi and comic invasion (Photo: Matthew Williams)

This year has long looked like it’s going to be a spectacular one for any Surrey residents with a penchant for sci-fi. Not only is it 150 years since the birth of Woking’s HG Wells, but our county is also set to boast two major comic-themed events.

Read more
Mervyn hard at work at his Bramley studio (Photo: Philip Traill)

In a small barn, hidden away in the woodland of the Birtley House Estate in Bramley, you’ll find Green Wood Works: a place dedicated to teaching traditional woodwork skills in a relaxed and stunning setting

Read more

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Surrey's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search