A children’s cancer charity has received a financial boost from Cardiff-based homebuilder Bellway Wales.
The homebuilder has donated £500 to LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity, which provides support services and accommodation for children and their families who are treated by the oncology unit at Children’s Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Bellway has also provided a number of items from the charity’s Amazon wishlist, including artificial plants, cushions and lamps for its on-site family accommodation.
Menai Owen-Jones, Managing Director of LATCH, said: “This £500 donation from Bellway, in addition to the very generous gifts the company has purchased from our Amazon wishlist for our LATCH home and office, will make a real difference for our families here.
“The soft furnishings provided, including throws, lamps and other household items, will help ensure that our family accommodation continues to feel welcoming and warm.
“The £500 provided by Bellway can, for example, help LATCH provide a financial grant that will allow a family to spend holidays or take trips, if a child is doing well enough during treatment, which they may not not be able to do. afford to do otherwise.
“The charity is entirely dependent on voluntary income and fundraising. We do not receive any government funding for our services. We rely on generous donors like Bellway, and we greatly appreciate their support. Every year it costs around £750,000 to cover the costs of our essential services.
“We are so grateful to Bellway and its staff for their kind support and for choosing to support LATCH.”
Carly Maidment, Bellway Wales Sales Director, said: “As well as delivering homes across Wales, we strive to put the local community at the heart of our work and ensure we contribute to local initiatives. in the areas in which we build. our houses.
“LATCH provides an invaluable service to families of children with cancer in Wales. We are extremely pleased to provide this donation of goods and money to what is an incredibly deserving charity just a short distance from our division headquarters in Cardiff.