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Looking after yourself

Looking after yourself

When your child is diagnosed with retinoblastoma, so much energy goes into looking after them and the rest of the family that it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. But, as Lesley Geen, CHECT support worker, explains, this is important too… Finding out...
A guide to holidays

A guide to holidays

When your child is having any type of treatment for retinoblastoma it’s a challenging time for the whole family, so it can help to unwind and spend time together away from the hospital. There are many organisations which offer holidays to families whose children are...
Back to school – children’s eye tests

Back to school – children’s eye tests

The new school year has begun and there’s so much to think of – but is an eye test on your to do list? In our guest blog by Vision Express, they explain why it’s so important to get your children’s eyes checked and answer some frequently asked questions… With ‘back to...
Supporting siblings

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 as: anxiety; anger;...
Holiday discounts from Haven

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% discount on...
A world of books

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 CHECT we have...
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