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Ride4Sight 2018

A 30-strong team of volunteer cyclists from Vision Express rode into a rain-swept Nottingham after a gruelling 300km, two-day ride in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.

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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.

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Ernie’s story

When Ernie was diagnosed with cancer just before his first birthday, it was his parents’ worst nightmare. But positivity saw them through their retinoblastoma journey and now they can look forward to their future, as mum Keri Holt explains… So, Ernie's...

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‘We’ve come so far in a year’

Xavi was diagnosed with retinoblastoma two days after he celebrated turning two years old. Now, as his third birthday approaches, his mum Rhiannon Malbas shares their family’s journey over the last year… Two days after his second birthday our lives were...

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CHECT teens go Global

On Saturday, nine teenage CHECT members went on a VIP tour of the Global radio studios in London, home to stations like Capital, LBC and Heart. Here 16-year-old Harry Harrison gives his account of this fabulous day… On Saturday, myself and...

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Starting School

Starting school is a huge step for any child but there are added worries for parents of a child who has had retinoblastoma, as Jodie Wood, mum to four-year-old Jude, discovered. But she knows that her little boy is ready to start big school and, with the...

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Have your say on research

A CHECT-funded research study, called the Eloise Patterson Project, is being undertaken by the Retinoblastoma Genetics Unit at Barts Health NHS Trust. The Unit is asking for patients and parents of children affected by retinoblastoma to take part in a...

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Supporting siblings

Dr Jennie Robertson, Clinical Psychologist, offers advice to parents and carers on how they can support the brothers and sisters of children living with cancer… Siblings of children living with cancer can experience a range of emotions, such...

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