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dinosaur adventures

"dinosaur adventures"

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Ty Hafan are about to embark on an exciting pilot partnership project supported by Children & the Arts, through their Start Hospices Programme. Start Hospices is a UK wide Programme that creates opportunities for children and their families to have therapeutic arts experiences outside of the hospice environment, creating happy memories with their families. Read More

Pugh's pay for a day

"a gift from the gardeners"

Last Christmas, Pughs 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 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

Easter parade

"easter parade starts spring celebrations"

At last!  It finally looks as though Spring has sprung. The sun is shining, the daffs are fully in bloom, the Bristol Channel is sparkling (sort of) and there’s definitely a holiday vibe here at the hospice.  Read More

Claire Kingston

"my first fortnight"

Hello, I’m Claire and my role is to help raise the profile of Tŷ Hafan by looking after its day-to-day press activity, building on its ever-increasing media coverage. Read More

poppy jones

"poppy in her own words"

In this week’s Family Friday, 12 year old Poppy Jones uses new technology to tell her story. We asked Poppy a few questions, and here, she gives us an insight into her world. Read More

mo's fro

"marvellous mo ditches fab fro!"

I shaved my hair off as you can see, from ‘wild afro which took me ages to grow, too short back and sides’ in minutes to raise money for Tŷ Hafan Read More

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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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This is why Chris loves Tŷ Hafan. To find out how you can support Tŷ Hafan this Children's Hospice Week, visit www.tyhafan.org #MomentsMatter

This week is Children’s Hospice Week, the UK's only awareness raising and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services that support them and we’ve got loads to look forward to! The pressure on the family of a child with a life-limiting condition means that often actually being a family will sadly take a back seat to their responsibilities. It is so important that places like Tŷ Hafan can be there to give the families the opportunity to just enjoy the time they have together. Tŷ Hafan is important because #MomentsMatter www.tyhafan.org

Wow what an amazing day working in partnership with @Museum_Cardiff @childrenandarts @paulfearsphoto & #KeyCreate to facilitate #inclusive #play #activities for @tyhafan #children #siblings #families here is a sneak preview of the #arts #bubbleWrap #fun #messy Young #Monet & #Picasso in the making 🎨

Thanks to Welsh actor and star of Stella, Julian Lewis Jones who visited the hospice today along with Andrew Alsop and family from White Water Charters. They came to tell us all about their fishy fundraiser.

#FamilyFriday today features all things prehistoric as we reveal a brand new partnership with the National Museum of Wales, Children and the Arts and Key Create. The project will give children and families the opportunity to make happy memories together, and increase their confidence in visiting the Museum independently. There’ll be arts and crafts, storytelling, exploring and handling real-life fossils. Our families can’t wait to Go Wild in the Museum. goo.gl/aC5NMJ

Recruit your team of four superheroes and be part of the adventure for what promises to be a challenging and unforgettable experience on Sunday 02 September. Choose from one of two amazing challenges, taking on either the 79km route from Brecon to Cardiff or the 41km route from Merthyr to Cardiff. Whatever the distance you choose, your super powers can take you! Despite having life -limited conditions, the children, young people and their families throughout Wales possess strength and courage akin to superheroes like Superman and Wonderman. To celebrate their unwavering determination, we are asking you to become a Tŷ Hafan superhero! We ask challenge 1, Full Taff superheroes to raise a minimum of £300 sponsorship per team and challenge 2, Half Taff superheroes to raise a minimum of £200 per team. Sign up today at http://www.tyhafan.org/taff-trail/

Only 1 month to go till the bubbliest event of 2018! The sun has started to shine so we can now start thinking of summer! If you want to sign up to this foam-tastic event then make sure you do it quick to guarantee your space! Only £15 when there is a group of five or more! www.tyhafan.org/bubblerush

There were dinosaur adventures at the hospice last week, when we welcomed our partners from the National Museum of Wales along with their collection of dinosaur teeth, dinosaur bones, and dino poo! The visit was part of the joint Start Hospice project, funded by Children and the Arts, which aims to enable our families to engage in creative activity and learning opportunities whilst at the same time having fun and making lasting memories together. As well as getting to touch the exhibits, which included a real dinosaur footprint, families and staff also made some dinosaur masks and had story time. Thanks to the museum for making the visit a roaring success!

We had ourselves our very own little #Eurovision with a Tŷ Hafan twist when Josie and friends did some makaton singing hands with the children this week. Inclusive play that is so important to a child's development and communication. We also did some flag decorating to show our support!

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Our #royalwedding party is in full swing at the hospice - complete with some familiar faces and very fancy outfits!… https://t.co/7VwSaijhvI

It was great to welcome Stella star and avid angler @JulesLewisJones to the hospice today, along with Andrew Alsop… https://t.co/T81xU3Hg7g

#FamilyFriday today features all things prehistoric as we reveal a brand new partnership with the @Museum_Cardiff,… https://t.co/uSQGEH05J3

We thought that the #RoyalWedding weekend was the perfect time to show you some of our beautiful bridal photos take… https://t.co/h9ZGIju2ug

The events team are at @GOoutdoors Cardiff for the #welsh3peaks challenge kit night - the buffet is ready! https://t.co/uAsmkQyrHZ

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RT #creating unique festival shorts and denim beach bags🏖😎💃🕺💕🌼..we are feelin the #SummerVibes 🌞 @tyhafanhttps://t.co/ShxH8PRFuW

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