Crazy Glasses Day

Would you like a quick, easy and fun way to support the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and raise funds for babies, children and their families affected by retinoblastoma? Then Crazy Glasses Day is for you!

It’s really easy and fun to get involved – simply ask your friends, family or colleagues to design or buy a pair of wacky specs and wear them for the day, in exchange for a donation, just like a non-uniform or Christmas jumper day. You can do it at home, school or in the office, wherever and whenever you like. Any time, and any place, that works for you works for us.

One child a week is diagnosed with retinoblastoma in the UK and early diagnosis is vital to save a child’s eyes, sight and life. The money you raise will help us to support families affected, raise awareness and fund research into prevention and treatment. Find out more about where your money goes.

We’ve put together some information to make it as simple as possible to plan your event.

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.

Download your free glasses templates

You can download our template to colour in yourself below:

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 and “Crazy Glasses” 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
Email us: diane.emery@chect.org.uk