Everywhere We Go! – Wales, November 2009 (Donation 29)

LATCH – Cardiff, Wales

Saturday 14 November

On the afternoon before the International friendly Ally, Morag, Neil, Andy and Jude from TASA gathered at the Children’s Hospital for Wales to present LATCH with a donation from the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.  We were joined by Neil from “The Dragon Has Landed” who was donating, on behalf of that organisation, a number of tickets to allow children to attend the Wales v Scotland game to be held at Cardiff City Stadium.

LATCH is a voluntary organisation set up to support the special requirements of the children’s oncology centre in Wales which is based at the Children’s Hospital for Wales to help affected families and promote research in childhood cancer.  More information on the Charity can be found on their website: http://www.latchwales.org/index.php

Following the presentation Denise Henderson, Co-ordinator with LATCH, took us on a tour round the new family accommodation, a fantastic facility which helps families avoid being separated from their children while they are in hospital. Unfortunately, due to a recent outbreak of Swine Flu we were unable to meet any of the children. However a big bag of soft toys was left for them in order to help spread a little sunshine into the lives of those children undergoing treatment in the hospital.