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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The beginning of my story

Olivia Deane hit the headlines when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma aged 12 – this type of eye cancer usually affects young children under six. Now 20, Olivia has written a book about her cancer journey which she has kindly agreed to...

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Holiday discounts from Haven

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has teamed up with Haven to offer our members a chance to save money on UK breaks and holidays. Haven have got 36 parks around the UK coastline and are offering our members 5% discount on UK school and bank holidays and 10%...

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Ride4Sight cycle team announced

Our corporate partner Vision Express has unveiled the 30-strong team who will be riding in this year’s legendary Ride4Sight challenge to raise funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. The team of all-star riders, which include company CEO Jonathan Lawson...

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Eliza’s story, part two

Do you remember little Eliza Thomas? She was the face of our #InTheDark Retinoblastoma Awareness Week campaign back in 2016. Eliza was three years old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma after a routine eye test and she had her left eye removed to save her...

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A world of books

By Lesley Geen, CHECT support worker  Some parents have told us their child is not always getting the same opportunities as their peers to access books in different formats; this can obviously have an impact on their desire to read from an early age. At...

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Living with an artificial eye

By Dr Deanna Gibbs, Research Consultant for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals at Barts Health NHS Trust and Principle Investigator of the research project. From reports and feedback from parents, we recognised that there was a...

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A common bond

Friendships forged out of shared experiences, particularly those which involve hardship, are often the ones which endure the test of time. Retinoblastoma was the catalyst for one such alliance when, in 1977, three families found themselves...

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