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What we do

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust offers ongoing support to anyone affected by retinoblastoma. We also raise awareness and fund research into prevention and treatment.

About retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that affects babies and young children, usually under the age of six. Around one child a week is diagnosed in the UK.

Get involved

We’ve been helping families for more than 30 years but we don’t receive any government funding and we rely on public donations to pay for our vital work.

Supporting families affected by retinoblastoma

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is the only UK charity solely dedicated to helping families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. We provide support, raise awareness and fund research into prevention and treatment.

Learn the signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma

Symptoms

Retinoblastoma is highly treatable but early diagnosis is vital. The two main symptoms are a white glow and a squint. If your child has these, don’t ignore them.

The white glow

Seeing a white glow in the eye of a child in a photograph or in certain lighting can be really worrying. Find out what causes white eye and what to do if you see it.

Get support

We provide ongoing support and information to anyone affected by retinoblastoma. If you need to talk, get in touch with one of our support workers today.

Become a member of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Becoming a member of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is easy, FREE and is open to anyone affected by retinoblastoma, their friends and family, all supporters of CHECT and health professionals.

Our CHECT Champion Dads 2024

Our CHECT Champion Dads 2024

For Father’s Day, we recognise those amazing dads out there who go above and beyond to support their families and those affected by Rb.

London Marathon 2024

London Marathon 2024

We are thrilled to celebrate our 14 incredible runners who took part in the iconic TCS London Marathon on 21st April 2024, raising a fantastic £45,000 including Gift Aid. We are so proud of them, for dedicating the time and effort to train and fundraise for CHECT,...

Junior’s CHECT Champion Award

Junior’s CHECT Champion Award

A four-year-old boy from Harrow has received a prestigious award in recognition of the courage he has shown while battling against an extremely rare form of cancer. Junior was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer which affects the retina of children predominantly...

Ethan’s CHECT Champion award

Ethan’s CHECT Champion award

A five-year-old boy from Rhyl has received a prestigious award in recognition of the courage he has shown while battling against an extremely rare form of cancer. Ethan was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer which affects the retina of children predominantly...

Siblings win a CHECT Champion award!

Siblings win a CHECT Champion award!

Two brothers have received prestigious awards in recognition of the courage and bravery they displayed while one of them battled against an extremely rare form of cancer. In March 2022 Harry Hanlon from Sutton Coldfield was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer...

Samuel’s CHECT Champion Award success!

Samuel’s CHECT Champion Award success!

A 10-year-old boy from Leyland in Lancashire has received a prestigious award in recognition of the courage he has shown while battling against an extremely rare form of cancer. Samuel was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer which affects the retina of children...

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