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The 50km Your Way Challenge!

Take part in our 50km Your Way challenge this September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The idea is simple and flexible: complete 50 kilometres in any way you choose throughout the month of September to represent approximately 50 children diagnosed a year with the childhood eye cancer retinoblastoma. You can walk, run, cycle, swim or even skate – whatever you decide! 

How you can participate

  • Sign Up: Register to take part.
  • Choose Your Activity: Decide how you want to complete your 50km.
  • Fundraise: Set up your JustGiving page using the link shared with you and share your challenge with friends, family and colleagues to raise funds for CHECT. 
  • Track Your Progress: Keep track of your progress and share your milestones with us. 
  • Celebrate: Join us in celebrating our collective achievements and the difference we’re making to the families affected by retinoblastoma (Rb). 

Why Participate 

  • Support CHECT: CHECT is the only UK charity that supports everyone affected by retinoblastoma, and we need your help to continue supporting those who need us.  
  • Stay Active: It’s a great way to stay fit and healthy, and to challenge yourself towards a meaningful goal. 
  • Team Building: Why not get the whole family involved in a relay or with your colleagues as part of a team building exercise. 
  • For every £150 raised, we’ll be giving away a pair of limited-edition CHECT shoelaces and for every £300 raised, you will receive our amazing CHECT technical t-shirt! 
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1. Click on the ‘Get Involved now’ button for our registration form. 

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2. Register your interest.  

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3. Our fundraising team will email you with the next steps and your JustGiving page.

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4. Get started!

What your hard work and funds do for those affected by retinoblastoma:

£10 value for shopping list

Fund a Pip the Penguin toy for a child who has had their eye removed. This will help them come to terms with their artificial eye.

£50 value for shopping list

Support travel expenses for a family to one of the only two hospitals in the UK that specialise in treating Rb. This will help them manage the additional financial burden associated with cancer.

£100 value for shopping list
Fund five valuable support sessions with a dedicated CHECT support worker to help lessen the impact of a retinoblastoma cancer diagnosis.
£500 value for shopping list
Fund an event to bring together those affected by retinoblastoma so that they feel supported and less isolated.
Family of four pushing a buggy over a bridge whilst walking 50km for Childhood Eye Cancer Trust


What did you value most about taking part in the challenge? And why?



I valued all the walking I did because I knew I was helping a charity close to my heart

The countdown to day 1 is on!








CHECT does important work across four areas:

Raising awareness with parents and healthcare professionals so that every child is diagnosed and treated ASAP.
Providing one-to-one support to every family diagnosed with retinoblastoma in the UK, as well as to adult survivors.
Funding research into the prevention and treatment of retinoblastoma to produce real changes for those diagnosed.
Influencing policy to improve services for patients.