Card tournament for cancer charity LATCH

Jamie Lloyd, a former adult nursing student with Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences is once again “playing her cards right” while raising money for Welsh children’s cancer charity LATCH.

Jamie, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia as a child, is putting on the third annual charity poker night at Swansea’s Grosvenor Casino on 4th July in aid of LATCH, which supports Cardiff’s Heath University Hospital, the only hospital in the whole of Wales that treats children with Cancer and Leukaemia.

She said: “For many years my family and I have been fundraising for the charity.  I was diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of 5 and underwent treatment until the age of 9. I am lucky and fortunate enough to tell you I have now been in remission for 16 years and have studied a degree in Adult nursing and qualified as a staff nurse at the age of 24.”

As well as the poker tournament, the evening will feature:

  • Live entertainment and music
  • A three course meal
  • An auction with a range of exciting celebrity items
  • A raffle supported by local businesses
  • Limousine transfers

Jamie continued: “The LATCH Annual Poker Tournament is held in memory of Sarahjayne Harrison. She underwent treatment at the same time as me but sadly didn't pull through following a bone marrow transplant and died at the aged of just 13.

“Hollywood Actor Rhys Ifans attended the event last year with fellow film director/producer Kevin Allen and hopefully this year we will also be having celebrities attending the event.

“Last year was the second year the Event was held and was a huge success, raising £5,400 and this year we hope it to be an even bigger success.”

The event begins at 4pm on Saturday 4th July 2015 at the Grosvenor Casino Swansea.  For more information or to book your place call 01792 655227.