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A guide to holidays

A guide to holidays

When your child is having any type of treatment for retinoblastoma it’s a challenging time for the whole family, so it can help to unwind and spend time together away from the hospital. There are many organisations which offer holidays to families whose children are...
Starting School

Starting School

Starting school is a huge step for any child but there are added worries for parents of a child who has had retinoblastoma, as Jodie Wood, mum to four-year-old Jude, discovered. But she knows that her little boy is ready to start big school and, with the right support...
Supporting siblings

Supporting siblings

Dr Jennie Robertson, Clinical Psychologist, offers advice to parents and carers on how they can support the brothers and sisters of children living with cancer… Siblings of children living with cancer can experience a range of emotions, such as: anxiety; anger;...
A world of books

A world of books

By Lesley Geen, CHECT support worker  Some parents have told us their child is not always getting the same opportunities as their peers to access books in different formats; this can obviously have an impact on their desire to read from an early age. At CHECT we have...