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Family of 5 in Great North Run

Family of 5 in Great North Run

Four years ago, Patrick Tonks could barely walk up a flight of stairs. Treatment for a rare form of cancer had left him so weak that he sometimes had to use a wheelchair. This year, however, the fit and healthy 55-year-old celebrated four years of being in remission...
‘Whose idea was this?’

‘Whose idea was this?’

When a group of seven mates decided to take on a challenge this summer, someone came up with the idea of cycling the full length of the canal from Liverpool to Leeds – all 127 miles of it. Several punctures, numerous falls, and dozens of aching limbs later, each rider...
Make time for tea

Make time for tea

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this year we’d love you to plan a tea party to help mark this event. We couldn’t think of a nicer way to raise awareness of retinoblastoma and some much needed funds for CHECT than getting together with your...
‘I shaved my head for charity’

‘I shaved my head for charity’

A 26-year-old mum has shaved off her waist-length hair to raise money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), who supported her family when she was a child. Jodie Ward and her husband Gareth, from Bedfordshire, bravely chopped off each other’s locks in memory of...
VW group raise £5,000 for CHECT

VW group raise £5,000 for CHECT

Volkswagen enthusiasts have helped to raise £5,000 to help families affected by retinoblastoma. The Yeovil VW group Scrumpy Dubbers presented the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust with a cheque following its annual festival earlier this year. The event, called Dubs at the...