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Join us for an Auction and Dinner, on 8th June in Wimbledon, lots of money can't buy prizes to be bid upon! For more details on the evening click here
CHECT launches Champions awards
Do you know a little champion? Every parent of a child affected by Rb is acutely aware of the disruption and upset treatment and check-ups can have on not just the patient, but on their siblings too.
We are keen to recognise the outstanding bravery and courage shown by all children affected by Rb and, thanks to the generosity of Credit Suisse, we are now able to invite nominations to the CHECT Champion awards.
For more details on the awards and how to nominate click here.
FREE sports goggles offer
We are delighted to announce Vision Express will be offering CHECT members a FREE pair of sports goggles for children who have received treatment for Rb. Vouchers will be issued for redemption in store in April. Please do not enquire in store until you have received your voucher from CHECT. Terms and conditions apply. More details on how to claim are available here or in your Spring edition of InFocus.
Meet up for the marathon
CHECT's Julie Firth signs up for 140-mile fundraising ride
Our communications officer Julie Firth has started training for a 140-mile bike ride to raise vital funds for CHECT. Find out more and read her blog here.
Ian takes CHECT to the top of the world
In December 2012, Vision Express employee Ian Spinks set off on a 23-day expedition, unaided and unguided, with friend Kevin Hall, to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. Here Ian reveals the perils of their trip and how they took the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust message to the top of the world! Read Ian's incredible story...
Red reflex poster updated
As part of our ongoing work to raise awareness among GPs and healthcare professionals we have updated our red reflex poster, previously known as the See Red poster. If you would like a laminated poster to distrbute to a clinic or surgery near you please contact us and we will be happy to post them out to you. The new poster can be viewed here.
We have been contacted by the Department of Health who informed us that, as a result of our campaign, information on the signs of retinoblastoma had now been included in a prominent and relevant section of the NHS Choices website.
The information has been uploaded into the pregnancy and baby section of the site, where concerned parents are now directed for more information on symptoms of serious illnesses
A fantastic result for everyone involved in the campaign! See here for more on the campaign.
Elli is looking for a new home
This is Elli, a special elephant with a magic eye. Elli has just arrived in this country as a gift from the German Eye Cancer Foundation - who are good friends with CHECT.
Do you know anyone who would like Elli to come and live with them? Follow this link to find out more.
Association of Optometrists launch Children's Eye Health Campaign
The Association of Optometrists have launched a new campaign reminding parents of the importance of eye tests for their children - and encouraging them to include an eye test in their back to school routine. More information and links are available here.
New phone number for the London Rb team
The number for the RB team as published in the spring edition of InFocus is now out of date. For the latest contact details click here.
Potter star Walters backs CHECT research appeal
Screen legend Julie Walters has added her backing to a CHECT research appeal by appealing to businesses for vital funding. Find out more here.
Annual Members' Day 2011
Reporting back on the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust Annual Members' Day. Find out more here.
Giveacar - Bangers for Cash!
Working in conjunction with a nationwide salvage operator Giveacar is able to collect any car or vehicle from anywhere in the UK, at no cost to you. Giveacar also cares for the environment, and cars that are not auctionable are de-polluted, recycled and disposed of in accordance with DVLA and Environmental Agency guidelines. A minimum of 85% of the weight of your car is recycled, and each car raises an average of £80 for charity. Go to www.giveacar.co.uk and make your banger earn cash for the trust.