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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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Educational support after Rb

Educational support for children affected by Rb Marie Lloyd is a Qualified Teacher of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment, and mum to Daisy who had retinoblastoma. She outlines the educational support available to families affected by Rb and recent...

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Gemma and Noah’s knights

Knights in shining armour for Gemma and Noah Gemma Edgar was just 29 years old when she diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. A year later she found out that her 18-month-old son Noah had eye cancer. Her big brother Lee Relf explains why...

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My eye? What about it?

Mum Melanie Cassidy reveals how, with the help of some cuddly friends, her son Edward took to his new eye like a duck to water… Edward was 19 months old when he was diagnosed with unilateral retinoblastoma. A week before the operation to remove...

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Amazing Grace wins at dance champs

A 12-year-old Salford girl who lost an eye to a rare form of cancer when she was a baby was part of a winning dance team at the prestigious US Finals in Pensacola, Florida. Grace Rushton was one of 12 dancers in the “Red Hot Wildfire” team who...

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