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What We Do

  • Who we look after

    LATCH supports the children and their families who are being treated by the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales whose catchment area stretches from Chepstow in the South to Aberwystwyth in the North. Around 70 new cases are diagnosed every year. Read more »

  • Supporting the families through a difficult time

    Caring for a child during treatment is hard on all the family. Finances are often a worry as parents will have to take time off work to support their child. Family relationships can suffer too, as the emotional pressure takes its toll and everyday life is turned upside down. Read more »

  • Supporting the Paediatric Oncology Unit

    The Paediatric Oncology Unit is based in the modern facilities of the Children’s Hospital of Wales which opened in 2005. The costs of running an oncology unit are high so there are often areas where NHS budgets are not available to fund. Read more »

  • Activities to keep the children’s spirits up

    When in hospital, children miss the stimulation and structure of their normal school and family life. LATCH helps organise a range of activities and treats to help boost moral and keep children occupied and amused during their long stays in hospital. Read more »

  • Facts and figures

    Interesting Facts and Figures

    Some of the ways that LATCH can help families of children receiving treatment for cancer in Wales. Read more »

Latest News

November 10, 2017

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

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… More»

November 2, 2017

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

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… More»

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