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bubbles

"a foamy fiesta with our families"

Last week, Andy from Extreme Adventure brought one of their fantastic foam cannons to the hospice so we could test drive Bubble Rush Cardiff for you all! Read More

katag

"swords in the air!"

Katag is a huge game of tag where two or more teams play with foam swords, lances and shields and we came to Tŷ Hafan to give the super sibs a go! Read More

Easter parade

"easter parade starts spring celebrations"

At last!  It finally looks as though Spring has sprung. The sun is shining, the daffs are fully in bloom, the Bristol Channel is sparkling (sort of) and there’s definitely a holiday vibe here at the hospice.  Read More

Claire Kingston

"my first fortnight"

Hello, I’m Claire and my role is to help raise the profile of Tŷ Hafan by looking after its day-to-day press activity, building on its ever-increasing media coverage. Read More

poppy jones

"poppy in her own words"

In this week’s Family Friday, 12 year old Poppy Jones uses new technology to tell her story. We asked Poppy a few questions, and here, she gives us an insight into her world. Read More

mo's fro

"marvellous mo ditches fab fro!"

I shaved my hair off as you can see, from ‘wild afro which took me ages to grow, too short back and sides’ in minutes to raise money for Tŷ Hafan Read More

The Prince of Wales

"our royal visit"

Today, I had the great pleasure and honour to meet HRH Prince Charles, following in my mother’s footsteps who met him on his first ever visit back in 2001.  Read More

Katie

"katie had us wrapped around her little finger from the start"

Heartbroken new dad Stephen only had a few precious days with his beautiful baby daughter. Six years on, he revisits Tŷ Hafan and tells us how the memories he made here at the hospice with Katie will last forever.  Read More

Cathy from Glass by Design

"fundraising by design"

Anyone living in Penarth or running to catch the train from Penarth Station could not have missed our very special Snowpup window display in aid of Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Rob & Poppy

"stepping through the doors of tŷ hafan"

From the moment my family walked through those doors with Poppy, we knew that this was a life-changing place. Read More

family stories

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Elain

elain's story

Little Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011. Elain was antenatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease, but it wasn’t until she was born that her family knew the full extent of her illness. Read More

alyssia

alyssia's story

When Alyssia was four months old, her mum, Danielle, noticed she wasn’t developing like other babies her age. Read More

Ellis

ellis' story

Whilst battling cancer as a baby, Ellis Smith from Cwmbran was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic condition causing benign tumours to grow inside the body. Read More

Alice

alice’s story

They were told the most devastating news any parent can hear – their unborn daughter had a condition that meant it was very likely she would die in childhood. Read More

callum

callum's story

My name is Amie and my son, Callum, goes to  Tŷ Hafan. He loves it and so does the whole family. Read More

Casey

casey's story

Three-year-old Casey was born with severe brain damage following complications at birth. He has since been diagnosed with severe epilepsy, spasms, cortical visual impairment and evolving cerebral palsy. Read More

Rhys

rhys' story

From spending time with his mates to playing video games or going bowling, outgoing Rhys loves nothing more than staying at Tŷ Hafan. Read More

willow

willow’s story

Kelly and Damien Matthews were devastated when they were told their daughter may not survive her first few days due to a life-threatening condition called Central Hypoventilation.  Read More

Olivia

olivia's story

12-year-old Olivia suffers from cerebral palsy, visual impairment and physical delay. Read More

archie watson

archie's story

We hit our first anniversary, Archie’s birthday on 6 September. It was a lot harder than we had expected. Read More

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In this week’s #FamilyFriday, we share the video we made at our family bubble party at the hospice last week to get us in the spirit of Bubble Rush, our brand new event coming to Cardiff in June #CardiffBubbles “Enjoy this video of the fun we had and be sure not to miss the frothy fun and soapy shenanigans in June!“ https://goo.gl/VJRk6T

Bubble Rush Cardiff is definitely going to be the most incredi-bubble event of the summer! Join us in Cooper's Field on Saturday 16 June for some epic foamy fun. We've had a go and you're going to love it! #CardiffBubbles https://zurl.co/oYYar

Hooray! The sun has made an appearance at Tŷ Hafan today and Life’s a Beach is making the most of it at his new home. Weather like this just makes us want to sit on our new viewing platform and enjoy the view. Bye bye winter, hello summer! ☀️

Really hoping that this lovely weather that's promised from tomorrow makes an appearance. We can't wait to make proper use of our amazing inclusive play park after such a long winter! 🤩

This week's #FamilyFriday is written by Laura Dernie from Katag Uk who was kind enough to visit last weekend and give the super sibs a go! "We believe in Tŷ Hafan and want to educate people what it is truly about which is a place of joy, memory making and support." https://www.tyhafan.org/our-blog/2018/04/13/tag-youre-it/

There isn’t long to wait until our first ever Bubble Rush in Coopers Field, Cardiff on 16 June so we thought we’d have a bit of a practice! We had such a foam-tastic morning plunging though a massive bubble bath. Families came to see what the fuss was about, staff brought their children in and we had over 50 people loving their bubble rush! To see what Bubble Rush is all about

It's #NationalPetDay so we didn't need a better excuse than that to pull out these pics from when these cuddly critters came to visit last year! ☺️

We're taking a look back to our Easter Parade for this week's #FamilyFriday. Take a look how we celebrated! https://goo.gl/RZ8PGB

We’ve been taken over by bunnies and bonnets, chocolate and chicks this week, as Easter celebrations have well and truly begun here at Tŷ Hafan . And we’ve been treated to a very posh parade, with children, families and staff modelling the very latest in Easter bonnet fashion – all lovingly hand crafted by our fabulous volunteers, children and staff. Happy Easter everyone!

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