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Spreading the word

Our families in the media

Raising awareness among the general public and medical professionals that children can get cancer in their eyes and to make the signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma (Rb) known has long since been a goal of our charity. It is our aim that every parent in the UK knows about retinoblastoma (Rb) and its signs and symptoms but we cannot do this alone.

Families with experience of retinoblastoma can help the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) in this mission on a regular basis by sharing their stories with the media,  by backing our awareness campaigns and hosting local events to raise awareness of Rb. In the past volunteers have given interviews, sought newspaper, TV and radio coverage and continue to do great work in local communities and wider.

Could you raise awareness for us?  We need help distributing our "I Spy" posters to Early Years groups, attending local community events, or setting up a stand in local shopping centre.  If you can help us with any of these then call Julie on 020 7377 5578 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click on the links below for other pages in this section for more information:

Community days

Find out how you can help raise awareness by holding events in your own community.


Why not get your local school or nursery involved in spreading the word. Click here to find out more.

Families in the news

Read about our families who have helped raise awareness of retinoblastoma through the press or television.

Awareness campaigns

Find out more about the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust's latest campaign and how you can help support it.


Link through to our fundraising section for ideas of how you can help us raise vital funds.

Send us your events

Organising an event? Publicise it by uploading your event details to our diary.