The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is a UK charity dedicated to helping people affected by retinoblastoma (Rb), a rare form of eye cancer that affects babies and children, mainly under the age of six. While 98% of children will survive, around half will have to have an eye removed to stop the cancer from spreading.
• Provide support and information to families and individuals.
• Fund research into the prevention and treatment of retinoblastoma.
• Raise awareness among health professionals and the public.
• Influence policy to improve services for patients.
We know that when a child is diagnosed, it can be a distressing and frightening time for everyone, and we are here to help. We also understand that for some people retinoblastoma can have a long term impact and we offer lifelong support for anyone affected – from diagnosis to adulthood.
Why fundraising for CHECT makes a difference:
We’ve been helping families for more than 30 years but we don’t receive any money from the government and we rely on public support to fund our vital work, offering support to every family in the UK with a diagnosis of Rb.
How we will support you:
We know that taking on a challenge is sometimes tough, but you are not alone! We are here to help you with your training and fundraising. As part of #TeamCHECT you will receive
• CHECT running vest / technical T shirt
• CHECT Fundraising pack
• Access to CHECT fundraising materials to help reach your sponsorship goal
• Fundraising support from our Fundraising Manager
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