CHECT In The Headlines

Here at the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust we’ve had a great start to the year in terms of publicity and raising awareness of retinoblastoma. Here are a few links to some of the highlights:

CHECT Champions Lucy, George and Tom
It was great to see the Bournemouth Echo covered the CHECT Champion awards received by brave Lucy and her two brothers recently. Well done guys! Read article

CHECT’s poster campaign
An industry accolade for CHECT’s retinoblastoma awareness poster campaign showing people you can detect eye cancer using a smartphone. Thanks to the brilliant work of the Wunderman team on this project. Read article

It also made national headlines and inspired our young ambassadors too. You can also find out more about our work with Wunderman here.

Charity ambassadors
Our ambassadors have been working hard raising awareness at Vision Express stores around the country. Here are a few of their stories:

Young Fraser Haughey did us proud when he represented the charity in Glasgow. Read article

Sophie Williams and her family helped to open a new store in Dorchester. Read article

Swimming champ in the making Tom Greig represented CHECT in Chesterfield. Read article

Ben Wilson and family cut the ribbon at the store opening in Clapham. Read article

James Downes was guest of honour at the Ormskirk store opening. Read article

And many thanks to CHECT member Karl Wane for representing CHECT in Leigh. Read article

We are always looking for volunteer ambassadors to help the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust in this way and would love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved – get in touch here.

A focus on fundraising
Here’s a brilliant story on CHECT member Skylah Mae in the Express raising awareness of retinoblastoma. Thank you so much to Skylah’s family for sharing their story. Read article

We’ve also had fantastic coverage of the amazing fundraising efforts of Vision Express in regional press and trade publications.

Some members have also been able to share their stories in national magazines. Thank you to everyone who has helped raise awareness of retinoblastoma in the media. If you would like to share your retinoblastoma story we can help support you with this. Email julie.firth@chect.org.uk for more details.

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