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Erin, 7, is a CHECT champ

Erin, 7, is a CHECT champ

A seven-year-old from north London has been given a prestigious award in recognition of the commitment she has shown in helping other young cancer survivors. Erin Gentry was diagnosed with retinoblastoma when she was two years old. She needed lifesaving surgery to...
My eye? What about it?

My eye? What about it?

Mum Melanie Cassidy reveals how, with the help of some cuddly friends, her son Edward took to his new eye like a duck to water… Edward was 19 months old when he was diagnosed with unilateral retinoblastoma. A week before the operation to remove his right eye, I was...
‘It’s very important to accept help when you need it’

‘It’s very important to accept help when you need it’

Fifteen-year-old Katy Hughes was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma as a baby. She talks about growing up with an artificial eye and how having cancer has inspired her to aim high… My name is Katy Hughes and I am 15 years old. When I was six months old I was...

Dive into fundraising

The CHECT staff team are no strangers to fundraising – we are always happy to lead by example, mucking in and joining our supporters whenever we can. Between us we have run, walked, cycled, sumo wrestled, baked and auctioned our way to our targets. So what better way...

Ethan Carr – my story

Ethan’s story by his mum Josephine. Ethan Carr was diagnosed with Rb in July 2013. He was four. His story started one Friday afternoon on an outing with his nursery; one of the accompanying parents thought she noticed a reflection in his eye. Over the weekend, my...