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‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

Alice Taylor had been going blind in one eye for months without anyone realising. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in May 2017, when she was two years old. It was during a game of pirates, when the toddler put an eye patch on over her right eye, that her mum...
CHECT launches ‘Uninvisible Friend’ campaign

CHECT launches ‘Uninvisible Friend’ campaign

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has today launched a multichannel campaign – featuring characters Alice and her ‘Uninvisible Friend’ Dot – to raise awareness of retinoblastoma (Rb). The campaign aims to educate parents about the disease and its symptoms. Children with...
Colchester members’ day in pictures

Colchester members’ day in pictures

Around 80 people descended upon Colchester Zoo on Saturday for our regional members’ day. It was a fabulous day and feedback from guests was that they really enjoyed meeting other families and watching the animal demonstration. Congratulations to the 14 children who...
Ride4Sight 2018

Ride4Sight 2018

A 30-strong team of volunteer cyclists rode into a rain-swept Nottingham after a gruelling 300km, two-day ride in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. Vision Express’ Ride4Sight, celebrated the optician’s 30 years of trading by focusing on all things ‘30’,...
A guide to holidays

A guide to holidays

When your child is having any type of treatment for retinoblastoma it’s a challenging time for the whole family, so it can help to unwind and spend time together away from the hospital. There are many organisations which offer holidays to families whose children are...