Ty Hafan

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Paul Fears

"#5in55 dad paul talks to bbc's jason mohammad show about men's mental health"

Dad Paul Fears joined a BBC radio discussion on men's mental health. Here's what he told presenter Jason Mohammad. Read More


"i'm running the snowdon marathon four times in 24 hours - all for tŷ hafan"

Meeting the staff and families at Tŷ Hafan has inspired Andy James to run Snowdon Marathon and incredible four times in 24 hours - please read his story and help him raise money for the hospice. Read More

classic car and bike rally

"rallying around fundraising"

Castle School’s Maiden Classic Car and Bike Run Celebrating its tenth year by raising money for Tŷ Hafan Read More

Porthcawl Elvis Festival Director Peter Phillips

"well bless my soul - elvis is supporting tŷ hafan!"

Porthcawl Elvis Festival director Peter Phillips tells us about how he got involved with Tŷ Hafan - thanks to a young Elvis fan staying at the hospice. Read More

Families at Tŷ Hafan

"live for today, plan for tomorrow "

The topic of wills and future planning is never easy to think about, and is quite often at the bottom of peoples ‘to do’ list. It really doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom. Actually, it should be the opposite. Read More

memory making

"making memories"

Helping families make the most of the time that they have together is one of the main aspects of what we do at Tŷ Hafan, making memories that can be cherished for a lifetime.  Read More

Cycle Challenge

"Devon and Cornwall Peninsula Challenge 2018 "

A team of cyclist from four Costain associated projects in South Wales is setting out on a 400mile cycle challenge to circumnavigate the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula, to raise funds towards the Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice Memorial Gardens. Read More


"transformers ball will celebrate young peoples’ project"

Lyn Fields, mum to twins Catherine and Kirstie, is still very much involved with Tŷ Hafan, despite the fact that her daughters left the care of the hospice over five years ago. Read More

golfing dads

"dads chip in at fundraising golf day"

I was thrilled to be invited and play alongside two other Tŷ Hafan dads and Gareth Jenkins at the NHBC Golf Day Read More


"bring on the bubbles!"

Last week, a part of Pembrey Country Park in Carmathenshire, disappeared under a blanket of beautiful bubbles, as we staged a trial run of the Bubble Rush, coming to Pembrey on 9 September. Read More

family stories

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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


elain's story

Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011 when she was just 8 months old. 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


alice's story

When Alice was born at 34 weeks, the doctors delivered devastating news to her mum and dad – their newborn baby girl had just 20 minutes to live. Barry and Rebecca had known their daughter was at risk since their 20-week scan had picked up problems, with serious implications for their unborn baby’s safety. But they could never have imagined the difficult road that lay ahead of them. Read More


ollie's story

When baby Ollie was born in June 2014, he wasn’t breathing.  So he was resuscitated before being put in the arms of his Mum, Sophie.  She and her husband Sean took their precious new-born son home the next day, but for some reason, they knew something wasn’t right.  Read More

rhodri lewys

lewys and rhodri's story

In 2001, Wendy and Adrian Watkins were looking forward to the birth of their twins to complete their family and provide their nine-year-old son, Aled, with siblings. Read More


a mum’s story

I think the biggest thing that Tŷ Hafan gives the twins is confidence. They are really quiet and sometimes don’t say anything at all in certain environments, but at Tŷ Hafan, they are totally different and can be themselves.  Read More


a dad’s story

To me Tŷ Hafan is a special place.  It is a place where you have fun, laughter and tears too. The staff from the cleaners, chefs, care team, nurses and admin workers are all wonderful and make you feel so welcome at Tŷ Hafan. Read More


a brother’s story

I have twin brothers who are 13 years old who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We have been coming to Tŷ Hafan since 2009. I have had some great times at Tŷ Hafan and have attended many sibling evenings. Read More


nan’s story

Many people don’t know that Tŷ Hafan cares for the whole family, including the grandparents. It is a fantastic charity that does so much good for the twins and our entire family. They make me feel so welcome and we always have so much fun and lots of giggles when we’re there.  Read More


working with lewys and rhodri

As one of Lewys’ links I am allocated to work with him when he visits Tŷ Hafan. But as him and his brother, Rhodri, are inseparable you pretty much work with both of them.  Read More


A brilliant night was had by all at the Ty Hafan Big Top Ball 🎪

In today's #FamilyFriday, dad Paul Fears, who took part in the Dads Group's #5in55, talks to the BBC's Jason Mohammad about men's mental health https://bit.ly/2q1IPBx #DadsMatter

Nothing says Christmas is coming more than choirs, bands, princesses, stalls, mulled wine, Santa and fireworks… Christmas at the Castle is back! Join us to begin this year’s festive celebrations under the stars at the iconic Cardiff Castle on Friday 30 November. Get your tickets now at: https://www.tyhafan.org/christmas-at-the-castle/v

Wanted - Christmas Elves for Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan! The busiest workshop at this time of year (second only to one in the North Pole) is in need of some Christmas elves to join us for some elfin' around making Christmas crafts and generally having loads of festive fun! The workshops are perfect for individuals, community groups or corporate groups and there'll be mince pies, Christmas songs and plenty of magic and sparkle to get you, your friends and colleagues in the festive mood! Contact Penny at handcraftedby@tyhafan.org to book a Christmas Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan workshop

Our silent auction is up and running and we have some incredible items for you to bid on. Visit https://zurl.co/KxR8 to see the unique, experiential or one-of-a-kind lots. The auction closes at midday on Thurs 18 October so be quick and help us to make a short life a full life

Thank you for loving your local hospice #HospiceCareWeek #HeartMyHospice

Our team pulled out all the stops for #hatson4cpc ICPCN - International Children's Palliative Care Network today - we had cowboys, pirates, santas, princesses, cops and mother-of-the-bride creations! Join us in celebrating the care and support palliative care teams provide to families here in the UK and all across the world.

Just a few days left to apply for one of our gold bond places for 2019s London Marathon - don't miss out!! Applications close Monday 15 October! Email james.dhale@tyhafan.org to register your interest and remember#BlisterAreBrailleForAwesome


RT Great night at the @tyhafan Big Top Ball! Huge congratulations to @Lisa_J1993 and her sidekick @ChloePOnline for pu… https://t.co/dXzLu9p0nq

The lovely Jackie and @paulfearsphoto sharing with us how Tŷ Hafan have helped their family #tyhafanheroes https://t.co/muC8raGP52

Our CEO Rob Jones kicking off proceedings at the Ball in The Exhange Hotel Cardiff https://t.co/VouHL0FgdI

Come one come all! The Big Top Ball has begun! 🎪🎉 https://t.co/2Elb6b6emS

This way to the Big Top Ball!! 🤡🎪 https://t.co/joAvwGcLF4

Roll up roll up! We can’t wait to welcome our guests for the @tyhafan Big Top Ball 🎪 https://t.co/uxxLqEWZQP

RT In Marks & Spencer Merthyr today, say hello play our Crackerjackpot Lottery in support of @tyhafan https://t.co/K6YpPXZiu0

How cool are these?? Sarah and Sophie brought these fantastic Tŷ Hafan M&Ms and blankets back from their trip to Lo… https://t.co/YQLW0Lr96E

RT Really excited about speaking at the @tyhafan ball tonight at Exchange Hotel @exchngecardiff #Cardiff. Plan to expl… https://t.co/DvdhLdv2RM

In today's #FamilyFriday dad Paul Fears, who took part in the Dads Group's #5in55, talks to the BBC's Jason Mohamma… https://t.co/rO5QWqKOpb