At Move In Online Agent we not only want to allow house buying to be more affordable and less stressful for our buyers and sellers, we also want to give back to the community.
We are very excited to announce that the charity we will be supporting this year will be LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity. LATCH support children receiving treatment for cancer and leukaemia at the Children’s Hospital for Wales and their families.
What does Latch do?
LATCH is most well known for its on-site Family Accommodation at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
This unit consists of eight hotel-standard bedrooms (six of which are en-suite) with televisions as well as kitchen facilities, a laundry room, a dining room and lounge so families can make themselves at home. The accommodation is offered to families free of charge and helps keep families together during their child’s stay in hospital. LATCH also issues free passes to use the hospital sports centre to keep families active and enthused.
Staying on site allows families to stay together during a really tough time, especially considering many families travel from as far as Aberystwyth.
Financial Support through Grants
The LATCH Social Worker Team assist families in applying for a range of LATCH grants designed to ease the financial burden. LATCH grants cover a range of needs:
- An initial financial support grant to cover the families’ immediate needs
- Travel costs to cover trips to and from hospital
- Subsistence grants to help with day to day living expenses
- General household expenses to cover utility bills and the purchase of specialised equipment for the home
- Childcare costs to help look after brother and sisters whilst the parents are in hospital
- Holiday Grants to give the families a well-deserved break
Information is also given on grants available from other organisations such as respite care.
As part of our commitment to supporting LATCH, we pledge to donate £5-£10 from each sale on our Bronze, Silver and Gold packages to the charity. As well as supporting them at various events across the country all year round.
To find out more about the great work that LATCH are doing please visit their website here. LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity.