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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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The week that changed our lives

One evening, Michelle Turner spotted an unusual white glow in her toddler’s eye. Just seven days later, she was told her boy had cancer. She tells their story… Monday It was a typical weekday evening, just like any other. I was brushing my...

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Esme is VIP guest

Young eye cancer survivor Esme Eagle Davies and Mayor of Hereford Jim Kenyon were special guests as Vision Express opened its new-look Hereford High Street store. Esme, aged 10, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma just before her first birthday...

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Monocular vision

Monocular vision means ‘sight in one eye only’. This information outlines some of the challenges that some children with monocular vision may face… Many children learn to cope very well with sight in one eye only and, in general, the earlier...

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