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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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VW group raise £5,000 for CHECT

Volkswagen enthusiasts have helped to raise £5,000 to help families affected by retinoblastoma. The Yeovil VW group Scrumpy Dubbers presented the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust with a cheque following its annual festival earlier this year. The...

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Good luck to the knights!

Lee Relf and his friends are about to embark on a 130 mile cycle ride dressed as medieval knights – but it’s his sister Gemma and nephew Noah who are the true heroes… Inspiring, brave, awesome – these are just some of the words that spring to...

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Desert trek for Kitty

Cathy Woodstock was so determined to raise awareness of retinoblastoma after her little girl Kitty’s cancer battle that she signed up for a charity trek through the Sahara desert. She shares her story… My daughter Kitty was nine weeks and three...

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Young eye cancer survivors are VIPs in Taunton

Two young Childhood Eye Cancer Trust ambassadors were special guests to officially open a new Vision Express store in Taunton on Saturday. Nine-year-old Corbin Pike and 21-year-old Poppy Quinton, who both had retinoblastoma (Rb) when they were...

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CHECT Champions awarded in Edinburgh

Nine deserving children have been given awards for their bravery by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust The inspirational youngsters were nominated by their families for acts of courage in dealing with their diagnosis and treatment for...

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CHECT pays tribute to Caroline Aherne

We’ll remember Caroline Aherne for her incredible talent, warmth and wit, as well as her determination to raise awareness of the eye cancer retinoblastoma… The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust was terribly sad to hear the news on Saturday that the...

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