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Welsh charity selected to tell its message through film

The Welsh charity LATCH is being given the opportunity to get its message across through film.

The charity which helps children who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families has been selected to take part in Untold Stories, an initiative which matches top film-makers with smaller charities to create professional films.

The films will be broadcast on Media Trust's national television channel, Community Channel, in the spring and distributed widely online.

To date, Untold Stories has produced more than 175 films for charities working in disability, community, race relations, sport, arts and the environment.

We are thrilled to have been selected for the Untold Stories and to have this opportunity to tell our story through film.

The emotional ups and downs of the gruelling treatment for cancer really takes its toll on family life. At Latch we aim to support these families and the children through the difficult times in emotional, financial and practical ways.

– Denise Henderson, general manager at Latch


Ambassador North to visit cancer charity

George North in action during the 2011 Rugby World Cup Credit: ITV News Wales

Welsh winger, George North, is visiting the children's cancer ward in Wales for the first time since becoming ambassador for LATCH earlier this year.

The 19-year-old will meet the children there and also donate a signed Welsh rugby shirt to the charity.

North was announced as the ambassador at the charity's 30th birthday, but he couldn't attend due to his rugby commitments.

LATCH supports children with leukaemia and their families in Wales.