Latch is a children’s cancer charity based in wales (www.latchwales.org). Latch was set up in 1982 to offer children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia and their families social and welfare support, to complement their medical treatment. One of their first fundraising drives was to build a parent accommodation block on the grounds of Llandough Hospital as children can be in hospital for weeks, if not months, at a time and having their family close by is invaluable. They have gone on to fund the building of a bone marrow transplant room and paid the costs for the first five bone marrow transplants, this is just some of the amazing work this charity does. Alongside these major fundraising events, Latch also continues to maintain the family accommodation which is available to families free of charge. Along with this they provide social work services, financial support through grants and benefits advise, emotional support networks for parents – as well as for siblings.
If by doing this I can raise enough to help make a small contribution it will give me an incredible sense of pride, to go with an incredibly sore arse.