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Golfers raise £5k for CHECT

Members of an Essex golf club have raised more than £5,000 to help families affected by retinoblastoma. The Three Rivers Golf Club in Purleigh chose us as their charity of the year and held a number of events throughout the year to fundraise...

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CHECT Champions awarded at Twycross Zoo

Four deserving people – including our first ever adult – were given CHECT Champion awards during a special ceremony at our members’ day on Sunday. The winners were nominated by friends and family to recognise either the bravery they have shown...

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Rb training launched

Vision Express employees across the UK will now receive professional training on the signs of childhood eye cancer. The retailer, which is committed to reducing delays in retinoblastoma diagnosis, worked with the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust on...

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Charity eye patch day

Retinoblastoma survivor Katie Peller, 12, and her friends got 100 people to take part in an eye patch day, raising vital awareness of retinoblastoma as well as valuable funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust… My name is Katie, I’m 12 and I go...

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Family of 5 in Great North Run

Four years ago, Patrick Tonks could barely walk up a flight of stairs. Treatment for a rare form of cancer had left him so weak that he sometimes had to use a wheelchair. This year, however, the fit and healthy 55-year-old celebrated four years...

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‘Whose idea was this?’

When a group of seven mates decided to take on a challenge this summer, someone came up with the idea of cycling the full length of the canal from Liverpool to Leeds – all 127 miles of it. Several punctures, numerous falls, and dozens of aching...

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Make time for tea

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this year we'd love you to plan a tea party to help mark this event. We couldn’t think of a nicer way to raise awareness of retinoblastoma and some much needed funds for CHECT than getting...

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Siblings scoop bravery awards

Three children from the same family have received a prestigious CHECT Champion award in recognition of the courage and bravery they have displayed while one of them battles against retinoblastoma. Laurel Allen, from Falkirk, was diagnosed in...

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‘I shaved my head for charity’

A 26-year-old mum has shaved off her waist-length hair to raise money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), who supported her family when she was a child. Jodie Ward and her husband Gareth, from Bedfordshire, bravely chopped off each...

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Erin, 7, is a CHECT champ

A seven-year-old from north London has been given a prestigious award in recognition of the commitment she has shown in helping other young cancer survivors. Erin Gentry was diagnosed with retinoblastoma when she was two years old. She needed...

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