Barratt Homes announces support for South Wales children’s cancer charity

Barratt Homes in South Wales is backing LATCH – by naming the Welsh children’s cancer charity as its official good cause.

The housebuilder will spend the year raising funds and awareness to help LATCH provide a range of services to support children and their families who are being treated by the oncology unit at the University Hospital of Wales.

“LATCH is crucial to many young people and their families in the areas where we build homes – and we are keen to support this vital community resource in any way we can,” said Barratt Homes’ managing director Steve Williams.

“The charity provides social and welfare support to ease the huge financial and emotional burden places on families with a child in treatment – and this is of enormous benefit to thousands of people living in the area.

“Our team is determined to do everything possible over the coming year to help LATCH provide this wonderful support.”

Denise Henderson, LATCH Manager, commented: “LATCH needs to raise over £800,000 per year to carry out its essential support for children with cancer and leukaemia, as well as their families, and we rely entirely on the generous support of individuals and businesses across Wales. We were so thrilled to hear that Barratt Homes had chosen LATCH as its charity of the year and can’t wait to work closely with them to raise funds and awareness of the work we carry out day in day out for families when we are needed the most.”

LATCH provides home from home accommodation which keeps families together during treatment at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and also funds three Social Workers, a Solid Tumour Nurse, Two LATCH Psychologists, Ward Support Workers and more.

Last year alone, the charity gave out more than £300,000 in LATCH grants for heating, travel, essential medical equipment and other items.

Denise added: “This really brings home just how much we depend upon the generosity of organisations such as Barratt. We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the entire workforce for their support, and for demonstrating how businesses can be such a force for good in our local communities.”

For more information about Barratt Homes in South Wales, please visit barratthomes.co.uk or call 0330 057 6000. And for information about LATCH, please visit latchwales.org