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"who is our new major giving manager?"

Chris Coles is Tŷ Hafan's new Major Giving Manager and gives us an insight into his role and the man himself in this week's #FamilyFriday Read More


"taking tŷ hafan into the community"

Sara Jones has worked in paediatric palliative care for many years and is now Tŷ Hafan’s first community nurse.  Read More


"an inspiration on international women's day"

Today is International Women’s Day and as we are sure you can imagine, there are so many inspirational women that Tŷ Hafan owes so much to.  Read More

Parc Play

"party at the parc"

To celebrate Parc Play's 10th year, they will be throwing some parties to celebrate parents and toddlers “living in the moment’ and enjoying playtime without the distractions of technology. Read More


"leading chefs cook up £150k in aid of tŷ hafan "

Top chefs from across the UK took over the kitchens of voco St David's in Cardiff Bay on 26 January to raise over £150,000 for Tŷ Hafan.  Read More


"my first few weeks"

We recently welcomed Eleanor into the Fundraising team as the new Grants and Trusts Fundraising Executive. Here she is with her first impressions of being in Team Tŷ Hafan. Read More


"supercyclists join forces to pedal to paris"

Despite appalling weather conditions, including ice, snow and arctic temperatures, 50 Tŷ Hafan supercyclists managed to complete an incredible 4 day cycle ride that started in Cardiff on 29th January and finished in Paris on 1st February. Read More


"these names will be forever in our skies"

“These Names Will Be Forever In Our Skies” project, or “Birdsong” project as it’s come to be known as, is the latest addition to the Memorial Garden. Read More

tŷ hafan turns 20!

"tŷ hafan turns 20!"

25 January marks just the beginning of year long’s programme of events and activity, so we can celebrate 20 years of love and care, highlight our extraordinary achievements, and look forward to the next 20 years. Read More

dad's movember

"looking back at movember"

Last year, the dads at Tŷ Hafan decided to do Movember to show our support and help address issues like men’s health Read More

family stories

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osian's story

Just hours after Osian Liddlell was born, his parents' joy turned to fear, as their precious baby boy was transferred to the neo natal intensive care unit. A rash had spread across his face and body and doctors immediately started carrying out tests to find out why.  Read More


riley's story

When baby Riley came into the world 7 years ago, his parents couldn't wait for him to meet his three older brothers. But as soon as Riley was born, his parents knew something wasn't quite right.  Read More

Molly and Emily

molly and emily's story

Sisters Molly and Emily bring so much joy and love to their mum and dad's lives, but since they were born, life is not how their parents James and Sarah ever expected it to be.  Both girls were born healthy babies two years apart but as time went on, their parents noticed their daughters weren't developing as they should be. Read More


lilly-may's story

Doctors diagnosed Lilly-May with Leukodystrophy, a life-limiting brain condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for nearly everything we do from our heartbeats to walking. Read More


luca's story

Luca Pucella was a happy, energetic little boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous zest for life.  He brought love and joy to the lives of his family, his friends and everyone who knew him.  But something made Luca different to other boys.  He suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition, and in November 2017, when he was just eleven years old, Luca passed away. Read More


felix's story

When Dan and Alex's baby son Felix was just a few months old, his parents received the devastating news that their little boy had a life-limiting condition and would never walk, talk or even live past infancy. Read More


cai's story

Even though Micaela knew she had a high risk pregnancy, she and her partner Matthew had no idea about just how poorly their little boy was going to be. 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


Do you want a job that makes a difference? We are looking for a positive, friendly, enthusiastic and organised person to be our new Fundraising Administrator. Tŷ Hafan is a leading Welsh children’s charity supporting children with life-limited conditions and their families – where a short life is a full life. The work we do would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers and supporters. So, come and join us to use your skills in customer service to make a difference. https://goo.gl/e3oFCB

It’s always insightful to hear from new starters in the organisation as so much goes on behind the scenes that few ever get to see. Chris Coles is our new Major Giving Manager, covering maternity leave, and brings a wealth of experience from Sport Wales. In this week’s #FamilyFriday, Chris tells us a little about his role and who he is: “Tŷ Hafan is an amazing cause and one which I feel very passionate about.” https://zurl.co/6sHh

Our Merthyr shop is the place to be this Saturday, with loads on including special buy one get one half price deals on all sorts of items from toys and clothes to DVDs. The store was sadly broken into recently and a large amount of stock was taken, so we're looking forward to having a great day on Saturday. There will be a Shoot the duck competition with prizes for the three top scorers of the day, Name the Bunny and the Bear competition, and a lucky dip with some great prizes including a blow dry from “DIVA Hair Design” and a voucher from “Wilko”. We'd love to see you at 56 High Street, Merthyr for a fantastic day of Tŷ Hafan fundraising with the Merthyr community.

Spring is finally here, so to celebrate new beginnings in this month's Tŷ Hafan Rewind, we go back to a very proud day Tŷ Hafan's history, when we opened our doors for the first time. Emily Weaver was one of four children to arrive on 25 January 1999, marking a new beginning for peadiatric palliative care in Wales #TŷHafanTurns20

Back on 26 January 2019, top chefs from across the UK took over the kitchens of voco St David's in Cardiff Bay to raise over £150,000 for Tŷ Hafan. Held every two years, Chefs' Night Out brings together a number of the country's finest chefs to cook a four-course menu per table. The impressive line-up of 16 chefs designed their menus exclusively for the night using local produce, matched with premium wines to accompany each course. Generous diners bid for their favourite chef – with the prize being a dinner party for ten at their own home cooked by the chef at a later date. Bids for individual chefs went for up to £20,000. Tŷ Hafan is very close to the hearts of organisers David Loosemore and Huw Edwards, who started Chefs’ Night Out back in 2010 to raise funds for the charity, with the total raised from the event so far reaching nearly £800,000.

We'd like to welcome you all to #shakenorstirred a jam packed entertainment evening for Ty Hafan (singers, dancers, comedians and evem a magician). Early bird tickets for just £5. THIS TUESDAY 19th march from 7-11pm in Peopermint, Cardiff. Over 18s only. Come and #hafaniceone celebrating local talent, generous businesses and ofcourse a very worthy cause! Message me for information or email hafaniceone@outlook.com thanks

All week we've been telling you about our wonderful nurses, the people who make Tŷ Hafan the place it is. In this week's #FamilyFriday, we hear from Sara, the nurse who will be bringing Tŷ Hafan's care into the Powys community. "I’ll be visiting children in their own homes and helping them with their physical needs, pain management and symptom control while supporting the families with their emotional, social and other needs." https://zurl.co/xKKO

Here is our video on what makes a Tŷ Hafan nurse so special in case you missed it. Tŷ Hafan simply couldn't exist if it wasn't for the fantastic nurses whose care goes beyond the medicine. £20 can pay for an hour of care from our community nurse, something that gives our families another option for their care, giving them choice. Please support our nurses today at www.tyhafan.org/nurses

Join us on Saturday 27 April at Singleton Park for our brand new event, the Swansea Character Chase! In this fundraising fun run with a twist, children and adults can take on our 5k fun run and all along the way, families will be able to mix and interact with their favourite characters from story books, TV shows and films. We even have a 100m dash for all the little heroes out there! Sign up today for only £10 an individual or £9pp when there are five or more of you in a group! www.tyhafan.org/character-chase

Castle School Car Boot Sale Saturday 23rd March, 10am - 1pm. Raising money for Ty Hafan! Have a spring clean and join us £10 per vehicle. Please ring 01834 218 220 for enquiries or to book 🙂 Bacon Sandwiches, Burgers, Tea & Coffee, Cake Stall, Car Cleaning. Please come along for bargains and to support us in our Whole School Charity Challenge! Venue: Castle School, Sodston Manor, Narberth, SA67 8HB


RT Great opportunity to joing the Fundraising team @tyhafan and we are partial to a slice of cake or three every now a… https://t.co/SLgasZtwLd

RT Castle School sure know how to have fun fundraising! A huge well done and congratulations for raising close to £1,… https://t.co/enMBk20KHJ

RT We’re really disappointed to hear that one of the @tyhafan shops has been broken into. If you’re in #Merthyr on the… https://t.co/KRy8pDRqZ8

RT @BTSpringBall1 Amazing upcycle skills from Team BT Swansea @tyhafan @PenelopeColli10 https://t.co/0RVYeoV8pZ

RT Its always important to have a good warm up! Brilliant effort from the Prep, yr7 and yr8 pupils from Castle School… https://t.co/wcJ6Q7Adm8

Looking for a job that makes a difference? We are looking for a positive, friendly, enthusiastic and organised pers… https://t.co/kXJ2855hdt

It’s always insightful to hear from new starters in the organisation as so much goes on behind the scenes that few… https://t.co/2MR7sYVi2k

RT Looking for unique staff engagement? Handcrafted by @tyhafan workshops promote creativity, mindfulness and team bui… https://t.co/70jOhhzem1

RT Another great fundraiser from Castle School this weekend 💚 The support they are giving @tyhafan is phenomenal https://t.co/Yqkcy22GAw

RT Jessica Grundy, Danielle Jones and Ellie Thomas from Target had a great day @tyhafan yesterday, upcycling, making M… https://t.co/ho3alFJz0K