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Loteri Cymru Makes LATCH an Official Beneficiary Charity

Published: June 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized

After a brief hiatus, Loteri Cymru is back with an improved game which helps support five fantastic Welsh charities, and we’re pleased to announce that LATCH has been chosen as one of the first beneficiaries. The new game setup guarantees a minimum of 20% of all lottery proceeds will go to charitable causes. However, Sterling… More»

LATCH Welcomes First Junior Ambassador

Published: June 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized

LATCH held its first Ambassador Event at Ferryside Yacht Club a few weeks back, and we were thrilled to be joined by supporters from nearby communities who were keen to find out more about how they could become LATCH Community Ambassadors. Ava Phillips, age ten, attended the event, as she and her family were supported… More»

Community Ambassador Events Planned Across Wales

Published: May 2nd, 2018 in Uncategorized

The LATCH Team will be holding a number of Community Ambassador Events across Wales during May and June. The first two confirmed events are set to take place at 6.30pm at Ferryside Yacht Club on Friday 11th May and at 6.30pm at the Premier Inn, Cardiff North on Wednesday 13th June. The events aim to inform our valued… More»

LATCH Becomes a Skydive Swansea Charity Partner

Published: May 1st, 2018 in Uncategorized

We’re thrilled to announce that LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity is now an official Charity Partner of Skydive Swansea. Skydive Swansea is the only Skydiving group in Wales, committed to providing a safe environment using highly qualified instructors to allow people of all ages to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush over the Gower Peninsula, with the added… More»

LATCH Home from Home Accommodation Upgrade Begins

Published: April 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized

The LATCH home from home accommodation is undergoing an exciting refurbishment project from Monday 16th April which will help to provide a more modern, comfortable experience for the families we support. For health and safety reasons, this requires a total shutdown of the entire LATCH floor, meaning all of our eight bedrooms will be unavailable… More»

New Items Launched in LATCH Online Store

Published: April 13th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Purchasing items from our online store is just one of the unique ways you can help to fund the support services we offer for children and their families, and by popular demand we’re pleased to have added a range of new LATCH merchandise. From this month, you can purchase Water Bottles, Caps, Piggy Banks, New-Shape… More»

LATCH Launches ‘iPads for Patients Project’

Published: February 28th, 2018 in Uncategorized

LATCH is pleased to announce the launch of its exciting new iPads for Patients Project, with an individual device being given to all children on active treatment for cancer or leukaemia and who LATCH is helping to support. Medical professionals report that a child’s anxiety about impending procedures can make treatment difficult, prolong pain, and… More»

Rowena Jones, Paediatric Nurse Specialist, Receives MBE

Published: January 25th, 2018 in Uncategorized

The outstanding service of clinical, managerial and voluntary staff throughout the NHS has been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours, with health sector recipients making up 10 per cent of all honours, up three per cent on last year. We at LATCH were thrilled by the news that Rowena Jones, Paediatric Oncology Outreach Specialist… More»

LATCH Trustee James Rudolf Takes on the Marathon des Sables

Published: January 17th, 2018 in Future events

LATCH Trustee, James Rudolf, will be taking part in the gruelling Marathon des Sables which has been described as ‘the toughest foot race on earth’. Marathon des Sables is a truly gruelling multi-stage adventure through one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. Participants must be self-sufficient and carry all their own… More»

Pontypridd Teenager Receives Pioneering Proton Beam Therapy in United States

Published: January 9th, 2018 in Uncategorized

A Pontypridd teenager has returned from America after receiving specialist treatment for a rare form of cancer. Michael Bowen, who attends Pontypridd High School, spent ten weeks in Jacksonville, Florida undergoing proton beam therapy after being diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer in January 2017. The family were supported by LATCH Welsh Children’s… More»

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