Crazy Glasses Day

CHECT photo - a woman wearing crazy glasses

Would you like a quick, easy and fun way to support the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust? Then Crazy Glasses Day is for you!

During World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week, from 13-19 May 2018, we’re asking all our supporters to take part, but don’t worry if you can’t do it during this week – any time, and any place, that works for you works for us.

We’ve put together some information to make it as simple as possible to plan your event. You can also download your Crazy Glasses Pack. Good luck and have fun!

How do I get involved?

All you need to do is wear a pair of crazy glasses for a day and donate £2. You can do this at home with the kids, or you could get your school or office involved and make a day of it, just like a non-uniform day.

If you fancy, you could also organise other activities, like a bake sale, charity breakfast or raffle. We can provide collecting tins, balloons and CHECT leaflets for you to give out. Just let us know if you’d like these.

If you’d like to buy a pair of glasses, you’ll probably find cheap novelty ones in your local pound shop or online. However, we’ve put together some free resources (below) so you can download, print and design your own pair at home. You just need a printer and some card.


Instead of a dress down day, encourage your colleagues to wear crazy glasses – either bought or homemade. You could combine this with a charity breakfast. Perhaps your boss or local businesses would donate a prize for the biggest or most outrageous pair of crazy glasses, or for a raffle to raise extra funds?

School or nursery

Use the free glasses templates provided below or design your own and have fun making and decorating a unique pair of crazy glasses. All you need is card and paint, glue, glitter, sequins, feathers, flowers etc. Or you could make a pair of glasses from pipe cleaners, cardboard tubes and a lolly stick.


Invite your friends round for a coffee morning or drinks evening so you can each show off your crazy glasses. You could combine it with a quiz or other games to raise extra funds. Or arrange a crazy glasses night out at a restaurant or pub.

Paying in your funds

The quickest way to pay in your funds is via online banking:

Account name: The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
Account number: 00088630
Sort code: 40-52-40

Please put your surname as a reference so we know it was you.

You can also pay by cheque (made payable to “The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust” and sent to CHECT, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BB) or contact us for a paying in slip.

Get in touch 

We would absolutely love to see your crazy glasses photos so please remember to share them on Facebook and Twitter on the day, using the hashtag #CrazyGlasses.

For more information, or to request balloons, collecting tins and leaflets, please get in touch.

Call us: 020 7377 5578
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