LATCH 40kfor40thJoin team
Team fundraiser • 9 members • LATCH Welsh Children's Cancer Charity
We would love your support! LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity celebrates its 40th year of supporting children diagnosed with cancer and has a new goal - £40k for 40 years!
There are a number of ways you can get involved, undertaking an activity or challenge to fundraise or raise awareness of LATCH and what we do with a 40 theme, such as running 40 miles, 40 minutes of reading per day or even donating £40.
We hope to raise a total of £40,000 from the campaign which will go towards helping the charity to improve its family accommodation, holiday caravan facilities and its family support services.
LATCH was established forty years ago in 1983 by a group of families and friends who recognised that children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia and their families not only needed medical support but also practical, emotional and financial support to ease the burden they face. We do this through the provision of free on-site accommodation to families at the Children's Hospital for Wales, a team of social workers who advocate and provide practical and emotional support, financial grants to support families with the unexpected costs and a number of events activities and holidays for the whole family to enjoy.
The charity supports hundreds of children, young people and their families across Wales every year who are being treated at the Paediatric Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital for Wales. In partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, LATCH also supports the Paediatric Oncology Unit through funding medical equipment and a range of clinical, capital and research projects.
Menai Owen-Jones, Chief Executive of LATCH, said: “LATCH works in partnership with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to provide holistic support to children and families under the care of the Paediatric Oncology Unit.
“I want to say a personal thank you to everyone who has contributed to the charity over the past forty years, for their unfailing commitment and support. Whilst we mark the last 40 years, we are looking ahead at how we can continue to develop the support we offer to families and help to improve outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer.”