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.

Meet Will.

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. 

He loves to play football, squash, hockey and all the things kids love to do. CHECT have been a great support from the moment Will moved back to the UK at the age of almost two years old (Will was born in Florida). Always there for support at hospital visits, providing protective sports goggles free of charge, helping Will get a new bike, giving advice during a short spell of bullying at school, an invaluable charity in every way. With a range of annual events to help children affected with Retinoblastoma get together and enjoy life, super hero days and much more are all part of the support offered to Will. Will is now 12 years old and it is incredible to know CHECT are there every step along the way to offer advice and support should he need it. Raising awareness is such an important part of the charity. Will’s cancer was spotted by chance by an incredibly aware GP, and although questions had been asked elsewhere Will’s parents had been told there was nothing wrong. CHECT dedicate their time to raising awareness of a condition most people have not heard of. 

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: