Cardiff Bus has donated over £7,000 to its official charity partner for 2015.
The bus operator presented a cheque for £7,407 to LATCH after it was chosen as the company’s charity partner.
LATCH was formed in 1982 by a group of families and friends who recognised that the children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia and their families not only needed medical support, but also social and welfare support to ease the huge financial and emotional burden.
Cardiff Bus chose LATCH after it received the highest number of votes from Cardiff Bus employees to become the company’s charity partner or the year.
Staff ran a series of fundraising initiatives which included a busker competition, sponsored hiking expedition and raffles.
Denise Henderson, general manager of LATCH, said: “We would like to thank Cardiff Bus for the tremendous effort they have put into raising vital funds for LATCH.
“Although we know that the staff at Cardiff Bus are extremely busy with the day to day running of the company, it’s been wonderful to see how dedicated they have been to helping our cause.
“All of Cardiff Bus’ fundraising efforts will make such a difference to the lives and wellbeing of children receiving treatment and their families”.
Funds raised will be used by the charity to continue to provide advice and support to children and their families, who are being treated by the oncology unit at the Children’s Hospital for Wales.
Cynthia Ogbonna, managing director at Cardiff Bus, said: “As a large organisation in Cardiff, we believe it is important to help the local community and charities where we operate.
“There are many worthy charities but during 2015, as a result of a nomination from one of our employees, we chose LATCH as our partner due to the huge difference it makes to people’s lives locally. We wanted to help them continue making this difference.
“We are delighted that we have been able to raise a considerable amount of money for the charity, which has been down to the commitment and generosity of our staff, suppliers, manufacturers and industry partners.”