Story

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At the end of August 2007 our youngest son Toby (who was four at the time), was diagnosed with life threatening cancer after doctors discovered a large tumour growing in his left eye.

As there was no way to save his eyesight, or treat the tumour without the risk of spreading the cancer, Toby underwent a major operation to remove the left eye and, at the same time, replace it with a new 'false' eye.

After a remarkably quick recovery from surgery, (which is called enucleation) Toby underwent several further tests to make sure the cancer had not spread. Thankfully, all the results came back negative. 

Over the last five years, Toby has been undergoing an MRI scan twice a year to monitor the new eye and check the tumour was not regrowing. We were delighted to learn that on the fifth anniversary of his operation, in September 2012, he was officially declared to be ‘in complete remission’ and the doctors did not need to see him again.

Thankfully, he now has a normal childhood – he is healthy, active, both sporty and musical. He has 20:20 vision in his right eye, and has about 70% of a normal field of vision.

Receiving such devastating news about your own child is almost is impossible to process. In an instant, our world felt like it was falling apart. However, Toby’s spirit, strength and ability to cope and adapt throughout this unthinkable ordeal has never ceased to amaze his family and those around him.

Alison and I believe now is a great time to give something back to The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust - the charity that offered us support, information and advice when we most needed it. The money we raise will be used to help raise public awareness of retinoblastoma and support families affected by this terrible but almost unknown cancer.

Our fund raising is going really well and thanks to everyone's generosity, we have been able to increase our target to GBP6,000 which is about HK$70,000. Although we are getting close to the new target, we will continue  hard with our fund raising efforts in the final run up to the Marathon on 21 April - please dig deep and give generously.

Thank You!

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Updates 25

Gerry Kipling Thank you for your donation of 150 pounds

29/05/13 02:28

Mandy Wong Thank you for your donation of 20 pounds

26/04/13 06:57

10 pounds donated from one of Dad's old friends

20/04/13 13:57

Aunts Caryl, George and Ken Thank you for your donation of 5 pounds

20/04/13 13:53

Aunty Myfanwy and Uncle Ken Thank you for your donation of 30 pounds

20/04/13 13:51

Raising money for

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Charity Registration No. 327493

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) supports families and individuals affected by Retinoblastoma (eye cancer). We provide support in many emotional and practical ways, fund research, raise awareness of this potentially fatal disease and campaign for better service provision.

Donations 149

Donation by Mohak on 17/07/13

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Well done from the staff of Discovery Bay International School

Donation by DBIS on 04/06/13

HK$2,500.00

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Well done

Donation by Jason and Gill Edwards on 04/06/13

HK$500.00

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Well done Julian and Alison From Kimmy

Donation by Aradhana Khemaney on 04/06/13

HK$500.00

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Well done Julian !

Donation by Frank Marriott on 30/05/13

HK$500.00

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Well done from Ian and Catherine

Donation by Ian Hunt on 29/05/13

HK$500.00

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Well done from the teachers and children at Discovery Bay International School Kindergarten

Donation by DBIS Kindergarten on 23/05/13

HK$1,000.00

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Well Done from the Brons family

Donation by Wendy Brons on 23/05/13

HK$500.00

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Well Done from Stella and Nigel Phillips

Donation by Stella on 23/05/13

HK$500.00

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Well done from Matthew and Angela Collingwood

Donation by Angel Collingwood on 23/05/13

HK$500.00

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Thanks to everyone who donated directly to Alison and Julian off line. This is transferring the money to CHECT

Donation by Friends of The Wyatts on 09/05/13

£1,065.33

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Sorry it's a bit late! Well done.

Donation by Susy Borrelli on 05/05/13

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Well run and great to see you both! Dawn, Stephen and the boys x

Donation by Dawn Brindle on 01/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Julian and Alison! xxx

Donation by The Stamps on 27/04/13

£50.00

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Donation by Harriet Eccles on 23/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations on huge total for great cause. Looking forward to seeing you back at school and hope your feet aren't too sore

Donation by Kathryn Albutt on 23/04/13

£20.00

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What an amazing achievement, congratulations to you both. I'm sure Lucy, George & Toby are very proud !

Donation by Caroline Barnett on 22/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Gemma Wyatt on 22/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done you two, surprised if you can walk at all today.

Donation by Lani Smith on 22/04/13

$50.00

Donation by John Emma on 21/04/13

£100.00

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Good luck Julian and Alision and congratulations on raising so much ! Not long now and it's cake and alcohol again.

Donation by Michael, Jacqui, Sian and Ciaran on 21/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck you two. Hope the knees hold up Julian. Love Ali, Meg and Ellie

Donation by Alison Bixby on 21/04/13

HK$500.00

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Donation by Chantal Smith on 21/04/13

£50.00

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Best of luck for today Alison and Julian. The Flavell Family.

Donation by Nick Flavell on 21/04/13

HK$1,000.00

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Good Luck tomorrow Alison and Julian! Go the Wyatts! So proud of you! Love Pat and Brigitte

Donation by Brigitte van der Vossen on 20/04/13

£100.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£9,605.98
  • Offline donations£680.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10,285.98
  • Gift Aid£229.25

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