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CHECT ambassadors at Vision Express in Lincoln

CHECT ambassadors at Vision Express in Lincoln

Two children from Lincoln who have battled a rare eye cancer were guests of honour to officially open a new Vision Express store in the city.Sophie Dowling aged 6 and Arwen Somers-Wilson, 4, are recovering from retinoblastoma (Rb). Sophie was diagnosed last year after...
‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

‘Pirate game revealed my toddler’s eye cancer’

Alice Taylor had been going blind in one eye for months without anyone realising. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in May 2017, when she was two years old. It was during a game of pirates, when the toddler put an eye patch on over her right eye, that her mum...
CHECT launches ‘Uninvisible Friend’ campaign

CHECT launches ‘Uninvisible Friend’ campaign

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has today launched a multichannel campaign – featuring characters Alice and her ‘Uninvisible Friend’ Dot – to raise awareness of retinoblastoma (Rb). The campaign aims to educate parents about the disease and its symptoms. Children with...
Taxi drivers raise £3,000 for Hawwa

Taxi drivers raise £3,000 for Hawwa

The drivers of a Peterborough taxi firm have raised nearly £3,000 in support of a local baby girl who is battling retinoblastoma. Shabir Ahmed, manager of Peterborough Cars, was heartbroken when his beloved granddaughter Hawwa Amel Hussain was diagnosed with...
Ernie’s retinoblastoma story – by his mum Keri

Ernie’s retinoblastoma story – by his mum Keri

When Ernie was diagnosed with cancer just before his first birthday, it was his parents’ worst nightmare. But positivity saw them through their retinoblastoma journey and now they can look forward to their future, as mum Keri Holt explains… So, Ernie’s story...