WE C Hope UK
Oxford’s dreaming spires, seen from Boar’s Hill. Picture by Shelley Hoffmire.
Our Vision and Mission
Retinoblastoma is an aggressive eye cancer affecting babies and young children.
Retinoblastoma is highly curable, and 98% of children survive in the UK. Globally, 80% of children die – 7,000 children every year. Most children die in developing countries due to lack of awareness and poor access to timely, appropriate medical care.
Around the world, most children who are cured have one eye surgically removed to protect their life, and some lose both eyes. Many children whose eyes are saved suffer severe or complete, irreversible loss of sight.
Our Vision: Life and sight for every child!
Many precious young lives and sight will be saved by increasing awareness, access to existing treatments, evidence based care and compassionate family support.
We are committed to bringing these opportunities to every child with retinoblastoma, and ending needless suffering from this curable cancer.
Every child deserves the best opportunities to overcome cancer, and to have a good quality of life beyond cure or when cure is not possible. We bring those opportunities to children and adult survivors around the world by:
Educating the public and primary health workers about retinoblastoma to achieve early diagnosis and rapid referral to specialist care;
Empowering the medical community to deliver sustainable high quality evidence-based care that gives each child and adult survivor the best possible opportunities;
Enabling family support programs that reduce practical, emotional, financial and social burdens and improve access to essential care.
We work from grassroots to national level, empowering communities and medical teams to vault many different challenges so each child can receive best possible care. We encourage families, survivors, the international eye care and cancer communities, imaging industry, health care policymakers and researchers to be active leaders in developing high quality sustainable care.
We unite and inspire our supporters worldwide to champion every child’s right to special protection, quality medical care and good health, survival and dignity, love and understanding.
With your help, we can ensure the needs of every child with retinoblastoma, every survivor, and their family are met. With your help, we are creating a bright future for all affected by childhood eye cancer, and with your help, we will reach a day when no one suffers needlessly because of this highly curable cancer.
Find out how WE C Hope evolved from focus on one child to the pursuit of life and sight for every child with retinoblastoma around the world.
Learn about our work to improve care for children with eye cancer in Africa, our awareness campaigns, family support and global collaboration for evidence based care.
Meet Our Team
Meet the people dedicated to improving care for children, survivors and their families affected by retinoblastoma through our activities.
Online, by post, while searching the web or shopping… There are lots of ways you can donate to help us save the lives and sight of many precious children.
Experience the FUN in sharing hope with others by hosting a fundraiser, or join an event to help bring life and sight to children around the world.
Find out our current volunteer needs and how you can help. We would love to talk with you about opportunities that fit you and your schedule.
We welcome your questions and feedback. Please read the highlighted information before contacting us about concerning photographs or help for a child.