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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»

2018 Calendar Launched by HarriART in aid of LATCH

Published: December 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Harriet Mc-Devitt-Smith, based in Aberystwyth, has launched a beautiful 2018 Calendar called Aber by HarriART, with 25% of the profit coming directly to LATCH. Harriet completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University in 2014 and has continued to create art ever since in a wide range of mediums. The Welsh coastal town… More»

LATCH Grand Prize Draw Winners Announced

Published: December 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’re thrilled to share the names of the winners of this year’s Grand Prize Draw which were picked out by children visiting clinic and on Rainbow Ward. Our first prize winner, who has won £500, is Joanne Evans from Swansea (ticket number 17526). We helped support Joanne’s family when her son, Cai, underwent treatment, so… More»

St David’s and LATCH Help to Make Christmas Wishes Come True with Annual Toy Appeal

Published: November 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized

From 9th November until 22nd December, St David’s Cardiff is asking its customers to buy an extra gift for a child in need and drop it off at the in-centre Donation Stations. From there, a team of festive helpers will be making sure that gifts are delivered safely in time to start the Christmas celebrations. LATCH is… More»

We’re going to ‘Build-a-Bear’ Workshop on 9th, 14th & 16th November

Published: November 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’re inviting the children we support to join us on our visit to ‘Build-a-Bear Workshop’ in Cardiff City Centre this November. All siblings are also welcome, along with one parent or carer. Each child will be able to make a bear and choose clothes or accessories to dress them. We will be allocating £35 per… More»

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