Kelsey’s an internet pop sensation.

With 14 million views of her videos, 86,000 YouTube followers and TV appearances on BBC and CNN, pint-sized popstar Kelsey Ellison, 24,  has taken the internet by storm. Some of you might remember Kelsey from a past edition of InFocus, when she...

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Getting ready for hospital

Gemma Melisi, Play Specialist at the Royal London Hospital, has some tips for parents on how to help prepare your child for a hospital visit… Preparing a child for hospital is very important, so that you all know what to expect. The thought...

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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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