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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...
Sailing away

Sailing away

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which runs sailing trips for children and young people who have, or have had, cancer has reserved two places for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust in 2018. CHECT Champion Ernie Brown, 10, who has taken part in two trips, tells us what...
Getting ready for hospital

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 might be worrying for...