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"no matter what life throws at him he just gets on with it"

My son Kayden was born at 26 weeks in the back of an ambulance near Oxford. We spent the first two-and-a-half years of his life in three hospitals, miles from our home in Merthyr. Then the doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for him.  Read More

barry dog

"meet the snowdogs"

If you've visited the hospice recently, you will have noticed two bright green dogs guarding the entrance. Read More

chef's night out

"top chefs cook to provide small miracles"

I’m Hannah and I’m the Community Services Manager at Tŷ Hafan. Last weekend I was fortunate to be invited to be part of the incredible Chefs’ Night Out 2017.  Read More

Hogwarts visit

"families experience the magic of hogwarts"

To offer the families a fabulous day out is a real privilege. Read More

Daniel Allen

"volunteer daniel brings army skills to china trek"

My name’s Daniel Allen and I’ve set myself an exciting challenge for 2017 – joining Tŷ Hafan’s China Trek to the Great Wall. Read More

fast parts

"fast parts rallying to pay for second day of care"

Back in 2016 we were eager to raise enough money to reach £10,958 and Pay for a Day at Tŷ Hafan. After much consideration, the Fast Parts Family Rainbow Rally was born. Read More

Team Tŷ Hafan

"why we need our superstar volunteers"

When I started working at Tŷ Hafan last spring I was bowled over by the support from the Welsh public.  Read More

Virtual trek

"one step at a time"

Gary Footman, 40, from Swansea, will walk the Great Wall of China next spring in support of Tŷ Hafan, the hospice where his daughter Evie received end of life care aged just four months. Read More

leigh, santa and mrs claus

"a special christmas message"

Wales rugby star Leigh Halfpenny greeted Santa as he arrived by Wales Air Ambulance to wish our children and their families a very Merry Christmas. Read More


"how to turn a £1 coat into a handbag"

I started cutting out of a wool jacket I found at the Tŷ Hafan charity shop in Aberdare. It was on their clearance rail so only cost me £1! Read More

family stories

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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's story

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


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’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'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'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' 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’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'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


Last year, HMT Sancta Maria’s Hospitals Director, Stuart Hammond took on the Welsh Three Peak Challenge to raise money for Ty Hafan. Read all about Stuart's experience here. #HMT #Health #SanctaMaria

The children and families we meet at Ty Hafan never fail to inspire us. In today's #FamilyFriday Lisa tells us what it's like to be Kayden's mum and how we help her to cope with 24/7 care. https://goo.gl/Y4iFLZ

Thank you to all the solicitors supporting our Write a Will campaign by waiving their fee. Have you made your appointment yet? Get in touch today to protect your loved ones and support life-limited children. tyhafan.org/writeawill

"It's one of those things you think about doing, you know it needs to be done but you never get round to it" #writeawill http://bit.ly/2kGWIoM

Good Morning, My name is Sophie and I'm an intern at the Children's Legal Centre. Here's the link to our page: https://www.facebook.com/ChildLegalWales/ The Children's Legal Centre will be launching in July 2017 as a Wales-wide, bilingual service providing legal advice & representation for children and young people. Hopefully our page and upcoming events will be of interest to you.

Looking for a new volunteering challenge supporting both Tŷ Hafan and @CardiffValeArea Scouts? Then become out Group Scout Leader! https://goo.gl/L0QpgH

In this week’s #familyfriday, Sara introduces us to the exciting new mass participation public art exhibition, based on popular animated short film, The Snowman and The Snowdog coming to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan this autumn. “Snowdogs gives us a fantastic opportunity to generate income for the hospice, reach new audiences, engage in partnership working and increase awareness of the hospice’s work for life-limited children and families across Wales. It’s also great to be part of a mass participation event that is already creating a buzz of excitement and anticipation across the region.” https://goo.gl/tv6Q6V

This week our very own Linda Hopkins held a fantastic charity fitness fundraiser for Ty Hafan! We donated £100 to this great cause, and many of us at Sphere attended this ourselves. Linda arranged the entire thing by herself and raised almost £700 in the 1 hour event. Huge well done!

We’re holding a bucket collection with the WRU outside the Principality Stadium before the Wales vs Ireland game on 10 March. If you can spare two hours before the game (6:00pm to 8:00pm) to help fundraise and soak up the amazing atmosphere on Westgate Street, please email volunteering@tyhafan.org with your name, contact number, and address.


RT Save the date in your diary for @tyhafan @SnowdogsWales event! https://t.co/367KLiSA3j

RT Off for a much needed break, to a place I can just be Scarletts mummy & not a nurse.... I'll be back in time for Sunday though! ✋🏼😈💕

RT New event supporting @tyhafan tickets now available 💚@adbedz @RivkiRose @kirkham_shelley please RT https://t.co/8hqUTHcJYa

Craig’s training is well underway for his China Trek adventure – running 5k a day for five weeks to help fundraise… https://t.co/hWnVrrqOeO

RT #vintage cupboards and capes @tyhafan Abergavenny #style #fashion...Fabulous!😍 https://t.co/qFAm4dnLZ8

RT #costumes for kids #StDavidsDay #NationalBookDay @tyhafan Aberystwyth have a great dressing up selection 🙌👦👧😁🎭 https://t.co/ihLbtOLz9P

RT Had this chap greeting me every morning this week! @SnowdogsWales @tyhafan excited to see them around Cardiff😁… https://t.co/Nhe9a4HK9b

RT @realaled @leroyslw Here is one of my designs for @SnowdogsWales @tyhafan His name is ALED BONES ❣️😍❣️🐶❣️ https://t.co/9DV3RylG49