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Lizzie’s Great Adventure

Signing up for the Great Wall of China Trek was one of those things that I do under the category ‘Act Now; Engage Thought Process Later’. Having joined CHECT in November 2015, I discovered that our very small staff team was full of...

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Cycle London to Paris with Team CHECT!

Taking place on 13-17 September is the London to Paris Bike Race, we thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of the people already taking part. Meet three members of the team, who are riding in support of their friend’s son Clark, and...

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Make Some Noise

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is delighted to have been selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries of Global’s Make Some Noise – just one of over 30 charities they will be supporting across the UK. CHECT is the only charity in the UK...

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Drew-Alexander unveils revamped opticians

Vision Express has unveiled its newly refurbished Hounslow store with help from a special guest – childhood eye cancer survivor Drew-Alexander Wisdom-Murray, who was just 18 months old when he had life-saving surgery to remove his right eye. In...

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Family affair for London Marathon

The mum, aunt, grandmother and grandfather of a little boy who had retinoblastoma are all taking part in the London Marathon this year for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. Jamie Regan-Francis, from East Ham, London, was two years old when he was...

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Schoolgirl raises awareness of Rb

When teenager Amy Owens' little cousin Ethan was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, she wanted to do her bit to let more people know about this rare cancer…. In the midst of preparing for her GCSEs, Amy Owen has also devoted her time to raising awareness of...

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‘Trust a parent’s instinct’

GPs are being urged to trust a parent’s instinct after new figures show that babies and children are waiting more than three times longer than the recommended guidelines to be diagnosed with retinoblastoma. In 2016 the average time from a...

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Early years and visual impairment

A diagnosis of bilateral retinoblastoma can sometimes mean that your child may have some problems with their eyesight. This may result in the need for additional help and support as your child is growing up. We hope you will find the...

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Save the date!

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our next members’ weekend in 2017 – so please get the date in your diary! The event will be held from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September, at Academy Newland Park, in Buckinghamshire. The...

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Kelsey unveils restored opticians

A teen eye cancer survivor was guest of honour to launch newly refurbished premises for Vision Express Ruislip, which relocated its services following a fire at the store. Kelsey Trevett, 15, performed a ribbon cut as a special guest of the...

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