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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»

LATCH Partners with Film Hub Wales to Offer Free Cinema Screenings

Published: October 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’re thrilled to be partnering with FilmHub Wales and Vue Cinema, Carmarthen, to offer dedicated LATCH cinema screenings for the children and families we help support. Film Hub Wales aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places which is a perfect match for us and our aim to support children with cancer… More»

Christmas Cards LATCH Christmas Cards 2017 Available Now

Published: October 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’re pleased to be offering a wonderful selection of Christmas cards for sale in the run up to Christmas again this year! With packs of 10 cards coming in a variety of different designs, there’s plenty of choice. The greeting inside all of our cards reads: ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year –… More»

Where Your Donations Go

Published: October 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized

LATCH relies entirely on the generous donations and fundraising activities of volunteers, with no paid fundraisers, and we’re very proud to have one of the smallest administration expenses, proportionately, of any UK based charity. LATCH commits to spending every penny wisely with the sole aim of supporting children receiving treatment for cancer or leukaemia as… More»

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