The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is delighted to have been selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries of Global’s Make Some Noise – just one of over 30 charities they will be supporting across the UK.
CHECT is the only charity in the UK exclusively supporting families affected by retinoblastoma (Rb), a rare and aggressive form of eye cancer that affects babies and young children, mainly under the age of six.
Every week one child in the UK is diagnosed with retinoblastoma, as well as providing help and support to affected by Rb throughout the UK, regardless of their location, CHECT provides clinic-based support at the Royal London Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital (the only two UK hospitals to diagnose and treat Rb).
Global’s Make Some Noise is the official charity of Global, the media and entertainment group. The charity unites some of the UK’s best-loved radio stations – Heart, Capital, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold – to raise money and give a voice to small projects across the UK, supporting youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.
Emma Bradley, director of Global’s Make Some Noise, said: “Global’s Make Some Noise is all about shining the spotlight on small charities across the UK. They can often get overlooked, but we’re in the fantastic position to be able to raise money and awareness about their brilliant work through Global’s much-loved brands. We’re thrilled to be able to support The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and look forward to making lots of noise for them this year.”