Ty Hafan

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connor on snowdon

"little boy climbs snowden for tŷ hafan "

During the summer holidays, my eight-year-old son Connor set himself the challenge of climbing Snowdon to raise money for Tŷ Hafan, a charity close to his heart. Read More


"miss wales makes £8k donation "

She’s been voted the country’s most attractive woman, but Miss Wales 2016 proved she’s also beautiful on the inside during a visit to Tŷ Hafan this week. Read More


"may the christmas panto’s force be with you!"

It’s almost December and that can only mean one thing – the return of the hospice Christmas Panto! Read More


"philip’s first trip to the beach"

For Philip Hopkins’s last visit at Tŷ Hafan, our staff made sure he had an extra special time by taking him to the beach.  Read More


"thank you glennys"

At Tŷ Hafan we meet inspirational people every day – the children we support, their families and our incredible supporters across Wales. One of these special people is Glennys Old, who has been raising money to support since 2000. Read More

mohamed sultan

"mohamed's journey"

In this week’s #FamilyFriday, 18-year-old Mohamed Sultan says goodbye to Tŷ Hafan on his last visit after 11 years of good times and friendship at the hospice, as he transitions to adult care services. Read More


"youngster’s birthday fundraiser"

My name is Ellis and for my 10th birthday party I planned a pool party for my class in school. As I usually have lots of presents from friends and family for my birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to donate some money instead of having presents this year. Read More

Paul Fears

"what a journey!"

Since the Women's Institute's Calendar Girls, hundreds of charity calendars are released each year.  To make this work, we realised that we needed to be slightly different.   Read More

Dads bare all

"dads bare all"

The calendar came about after a conversation I had with one of our dads, Paul Fears, who is also the photographer on the project. It was a project that we both wanted to do but it was finding the right concept that was important. Read More


"contractor tackles the paris marathon"

I first became aware of Tŷ Hafan about 12 years ago. The landlord of my local pub in Blackwood used to run fundraising events for the hospice.  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


Gary Footman will take on the challenge next Spring in aid of Ty Hafan

At Tŷ Hafan we believe that, short or long, a life should be lived to the full. It was 18 months before Eleri was diagnosed with her condition, Type 2 SMA, and a further ten years before her and her family became part of the Tŷ Hafan family. Finding other people at Tŷ Hafan who could relate to how they were feeling and knew what it was like to go through the challenges they’d been through, and are going through, as a family was so comforting. All of a sudden, they weren’t alone anymore. Since then Eleri’s mum Keri says “turning to Tŷ Hafan was the best thing we ever did. We soon realised it was a place where we could gain strength”. Read more of Eleri and her family’s story here www.tyhafan.org/eleri and please support us this Christmas if you’re able, so that families like Eleri’s don’t have to go through such difficult times alone. Thank you.

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Principality Stadium hospitality team who helped us give our Box4Kids guests from Ty Hafan & CLIC Sargent south west and south Wales fundraising an experience to remember. Our guests watched the Wales vs Argentina game from the comfort of an executive box, followed by a meet and greet with some of the Welsh rugby team and to top the day off, they had their very own personalised jersey to take home.......Check out our album! http://bit.ly/B4KWalesvArgentina

A huge thank you from Santa Claus to all the wonderful people who came along to Ty Hafan's Carols at the Castle. The fog hung low and at one time I thought I'd have to fetch Rudolph. The singing and entertainment was amazing - the stalls were wonderful. They even made me a Sleigh for the pictures and of course the Snow Dogs. But most importantly it was the Children of all Ages who made the event so special. Thank you all so much for supporting Ty Hafan - Love from Your Santa x

Ty Hafan Christmas Carols Cardiff Castle 2016 The annual charity event for Ty Hafan with Christmas Carols at Cardiff Castle

Well done to Superchoir on such a fantastic gig - thank you to Ty Hafan for having us at your wonderful event!

Great afternoon at the Swansea Marriott Hotel with the FA Wales football Manager Chris Coleman today in aid of Ty Hafan. #Swansea #Wales


RT Throughout 2016 Quantum Advisory has been happy to support @tyhafan's 'Pay for a Day' initiative. Find out more >… https://t.co/tRD95Z1SWc

RT News: Bereaved Dad set to conquer Great Wall More: https://t.co/NzwxZzBoYa https://t.co/d2qdb2Wwvt

@starlight_uk they absolutely loved it - the staff too :-)

RT It was an honour to help @tyhafan. Please take a moment to read our story 💖 https://t.co/jJZuUAylft

RT Big thanks to staff @NuaireGroup for helping to wrap presents @tyhafan today! 💚🎁🎄🎅🏼#welovevolunteers https://t.co/n2uPIKV7fy

"For the first time we realised there was a place where we wouldn’t be facing this alone.” Read Eleri’s story here… https://t.co/z2kYrRrSlj

Looking for a challenge? Join us at #BigVolunteeringFayre @BarryMemo on 18 Jan 2017 with @GVolServices for volunteering opportunities

@FarmerG5 @ukfallstars incredible effort guys, thank you so much

Thanks to @starlight_uk for bringing their fantastic Christmas Panto Dick Whittington and His Cat to the hospice https://t.co/zFbReW5c9e

RT From raising money ,to buying the toys,to wrapping them for Ty Hafan @tyhafan @ben_shottle @JoD_mmm @community2242 https://t.co/xcp7FaEZWz