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Transforming the treatment of children’s eye cancer

Transforming the treatment of children’s eye cancer

Dr Amy Gerrish tells us about the groundbreaking work her team is doing, co-funded by CHECT with Fight For Sight, to develop the genetic testing available for retinoblastoma. We want to say a huge thank you to the team and Dr Amy for their brilliant research. *Please...
Mohamed’s Posed for Poetry Success!

Mohamed’s Posed for Poetry Success!

Mohamed Abukhzaam, who had his eye enucleated aged three after being diagnosed with retinoblastoma, is now aged eight and has a strong love for poetry. Mum discusses his achievements and shares a poem that inspires him: Mohamed has a poetry competition every year...
Eliza’s Equestrian Enjoyment

Eliza’s Equestrian Enjoyment

Eliza, who had bilateral retinoblastoma and had an enucleation, has written about her love for horse riding and how she protects her eyes: My name is Eliza and I am eight years old. I have a special eye since I was 1 years old. I do like participating in a lot of...
The Birmingham Retinoblastoma Service – 20 years a team

The Birmingham Retinoblastoma Service – 20 years a team

The team at CHECT would like to say a huge congratulations to all those who work on the Rb ward at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Here Sister Maureen McCalla, a Retinoblastoma Nurse...
Lesley has worked at CHECT for just shy of a decade! 

Lesley has worked at CHECT for just shy of a decade! 

Lesley started her career at CHECT, as a support worker and has helped hundreds of people in so many different ways since she joined back in 2012.  Lesley was instrumental in growing the range of support we offer as a charity and was the natural person to become our...
Do you have a love for music? 

Do you have a love for music? 

If you or your child have a love for music, you could be the first to benefit from The Ffion Miles Music bursary – in memory of the late Ffion Miles. Ffion was not only known for her love of music, but her passion towards helping those who had retinoblastoma (Rb)...