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5in55 dads support group

"every tŷ hafan dad has his own mountain to climb"

Next month, 13 men will climb five UK mountains in 55 hours, to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan.    Quite a feat, admittedly, but not that unusual – lots of plucky people set themselves incredible challenges in the name of charity.  But these are no ordinary men.  Between them, they share a special, bitter-sweet bond that most people will never have – they’re all part of a family with children who have life-limiting conditions. Read More

Art Room

"a story from the art room"

One of the most popular areas of Tŷ Hafan is and always has been the art room.  It’s the room most synonymous with that colour and vibrancy of Tŷ Hafan and is where much of the magic is made. Read More

Lauren at a Handcrafted volunteering session

"From student to teacher"

To celebrate Volunteers' Week, which takes place from the 1st to the 7th of June, we’re shining some light on one of our fantastic volunteers Lauren McSheehy and her journey with Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Children's Hospice Week party

"making moments matter at children's hospice week party"

Children’s Hospice Week is coming to a close this weekend, and here at Tŷ Hafan, the highlight of the week was our fabulous summer holiday themed party.  Read More

dinosaur adventures

"dinosaur adventures"

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Tŷ Hafan are about to embark on an exciting pilot partnership project supported by Children & the Arts, through their Start Hospices Programme.  Read More

Pugh's pay for a day

"a gift from the gardeners"

Last Christmas, Pugh's Garden Centre and its customers raised funds to pay for a day and staff from the business recently visited the hospice, to see just how their funds are being put to good use. Read More

fly over

"a bird's eye view"

In October 2015, Tŷ Hafan embarked on a major project with Costain/Vinci to upgrade our much loved memorial garden. See this bird's eye view of what it will look like! Read More

justin

"a sweet donation"

Justin, who says he’s ‘never been much of a runner’, is currently in training for the London Marathon on 22 April, running four times a week at distances that range from four miles to 20     Read More

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

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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Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there. Every dad has their own mountain to climb and we’re so proud of the Tŷ Hafan dads who are taking on the challenge of a lifetime #5in55. This is their story https://www.tyhafan.org/our-blog/2018/06/15/every-t-hafan-dad-has-his-own-mountain-to-climb/

Good luck to all of our Bubble Rushers taking part in our first ever Bubble Rush tomorrow! #BubbleRush

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, so this week’s #Family Friday focuses on our Dads support group and the gruelling challenge that they’ve set themselves in order to say thank you to the support and camaraderie they’ve found both from Tŷ Hafan and from each other #DadsMatter #5in55 Mountain Challenge. goo.gl/FV3dG3

It's @FIFAWorldCup day today and we can't wait for kick off in Russia. Why not hold your own fundraising challenge and match the games on @EASPORTSFIFA ‏ or @officialpes while raising money for Tŷ Hafan? Visit https://zurl.co/nwAEb to see how you set up your game #Gameraisers

Online registration is closed for Cardiff Bubble Rush, however you can come along on the day to register and take part. Please be informed that you will not receive a t-shirt for this event if you sign up on the day. Single registration price £18 Group registration (five or more participants) £15pp Coopers Field, Bute Park 16th June, 10:00am registration opens till 11:30am with a race start at 12:00pm. There will be music from Capital FM Breakfasts Matt and Polly, activities, food vendors, merchandise and face painting! We hope to see you there!

Next week, find out what a summer holiday at Tŷ Hafan means to our families #TyHafanHols #MomentsMatter

We love to share stories of how Tŷ Hafan can change a family’s life in all sorts of positive ways in our monthly e-newsletter, A Little Cwtch. Tŷ Hafan is such a special place and we meet the most inspirational people every day. They all play a massive part in making Tŷ Hafan the place it is. If you’d like to receive A Little Cwtch and hear more from the Tŷ Hafan family, please click on the link below. https://www.tyhafan.org/stay-in-touch/ Without our fantastic supporters, we simply couldn’t provide our holistic palliative care for all the children and families in Wales that need us. Your support means everything to our families and, for that, we cant thank you enough!

Today, the lovely Steff and Giles took time out from their Hazardous Area Response Team duties to visit the children at the hospice and familiarise them with the ambulance, so they don’t feel so anxious when using the service. The children took turns in sitting in the ambulance, and got to handle mock ups of the instruments and equipment they might find in one. Thank you Giles and Steff!

It was amazing celebrating our fantastic @LondonMarathon and @NewportWales262 runners on Saturday. They did some medal making in the art room and enjoyed a (leisurely) run around the hospice! Thank you guys, you truly are incredible.

And they're off! Already trying to evade the Fuzz, the Nuns on the Run are on the lam! Stopping off in Sully, Le Mans, Biarritz and Madrid, before reaching safety in Benidorm, all to raise money for Tŷ Hafan! Good luck Sisters!

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Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there. Every dad has their own mountain to climb and we’re so proud… https://t.co/lY4pW0iiMA

Yesterday was such fun. Just take a look at these smiling faces 😄 #cardiffbubbles https://t.co/NUoOLya1Oc

RT Tonight I’m going ‘out out’ to mark the start of my 40th birthday celebrations. My legs and arms are still tinged g… https://t.co/QGu30Eu6J8

@PollyJames @CapSouthWales Thank you so much for coming down polly! You did awesome and the crowd loved you and matt 😃

RT The first ever @tyhafan Bubble Rush is ON! Got my swimming cozzy on just in case I fancy a dip in the bubble tank 🤩… https://t.co/KDQAppIKOG

RT Great time at the First Tŷ Hafan Bubble Rush!!! Well done to our amazing Nurses and Care Staff who took part!!! 😊… https://t.co/UIM5czCiGX

@Michell62576150 Photos will be available very shortly - we will do a social media post to let you know when :)

@DuddridgeClaire @Ysgolyffin @PennaethYFfin So glad you had a great time ! :)

@matt_lissack @TheCelticManor Thank you Matt for being there you were great 😃🎤🎼!

RT Thanks for having me DJ at Bubble Rush today, @tyhafan! Back out with this one for the @TheCelticManorhttps://t.co/UJkicImEdz

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