Christmas Card Sale!

Our Christmas cards have been designed by children who have, or have had, retinoblastoma. All profits go to the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust to help us support families affected by retinoblastoma, fund research and raise awareness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Latest guidance on COVID-19 / Corona Virus

For children and young people with cancer undergoing treatment. Issued by Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group (CCLG).


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.

Marathon Mum

Marathon Mum

Our fab virtual London Marathon runner Hayley Richley wrote this brilliant poem about her experiences running the marathon. We have a small amount of spaces left, so if you'd like a space, please email fundraising@chect.org.uk   Marathon Mum On a morning in...

Tribute: Dalbir  “Danny” Singh Kharbanda

Tribute: Dalbir  “Danny” Singh Kharbanda

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of Dalbir  “Danny” Singh Kharbanda. At the age of 7 Danny was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb). Whilst he retained vision in his right eye, he wasn’t aware of the possibility that Rb...

Love Your Eyes: Olivia’s Story

Love Your Eyes: Olivia’s Story

World Sight Day takes place on the 14th October this year, with a theme that you should #LoveYourEyes. Loving your eyes can come in many forms – for instance – attending all your eye appointments or looking after your eyes by wearing sunglasses. At CHECT, we also want...

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