As a team we have decided that this year we will be fundraising for a brilliant and worthy charity that we believe need more recognition for the work that they do.
The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is a dedicated charity which supports people affected by restinoblastoma. Trustees, staff & families involved have experienced, been affected by or simply want to spread awareness of the disease and all know what a bewildering and frightening time it can be for the whole family and support network when a child is diagnosed.
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a fast growing eye cancer which develops in the cells of the retina of babies and young children, usually under the age of six. It has one of the best cure rates of all childhood cancers and there are a number of treatments available if detected early enough. In the UK about 98% of children survive Rb. Around 70% of children with Rb in one eye will need to have their eye removed to save their life, and children with both eyes affected may have a visual impairment for life.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs.
Thank you in advance and please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on how our donations are being spent.
Diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at only 10 months old, the
best option to save Will’s life was enucleation (removing Will’s left
eye). Early detection is crucial and as
the tumour was confined at this point to Will’s eye this would save his life,
not an easy decision to make, but a critical one. As Retinoblastoma can be a genetic cancer
Will continues to be monitored to make sure his good eye remains cancer
free. Growing up with one eye has not
impaired Will in any way.
This is why, as a team, we feel as though it is so important to get out the right information and help provide support to children & families who need it most. Please donate generously by visiting our justgiving site: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-premier-lounge