Ty Hafan

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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

One stop

"one stop sponsors carols at the castle"

When we were first approached with the prospect of raising funds for a local charity, I don't think we knew just how involved we would get. Read More

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

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


Can you hear the patter of little paws? The Snowdogs are coming to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan! For 10 weeks this autumn, friends and families will be able to follow a magical trail along the region's most iconic hotspots to discover their favourite Snowdogs, each with its own unique look and attitude. But these popular pooches aren't just for show - they've on a mission to raise money for Ty Hafan so we can continue to offer the best possible care and support to life-limited children and young people and their families. There are so many ways you can support us, whether you're a business, a school, an artist - or just someone who loves Snowdogs! Visit the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales website and like the Snowdogs Wales FB page to find out how you can take the lead... http://bit.ly/2k0YKPC

If you can't make it to China to walk the Great Wall with us, you can join our #virtualtrek instead. Adding a walk to work, hour in the gym or a weekend stroll to your daily routine this month could help raise funds for life-limited children and transform your health and fitness this January. https://www.tyhafan.org/virtualtrek/

The TŶ HAFAN shop in Aberystwyth is looking for volunteers who are able to do a shift a week to help raise money for the care of life-limited children. Full support and training will be given in the role. If anybody is interested please pop into the shop and ask for Charlotte or Rowena for a chat or email aberystwyth@tyhafan.org. Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers the only children’s hospice service in south Wales. They offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their homes so that they can make the most of the time they have left together. Parents and carers are allowed to relax and recharge their batteries, and Tŷ Hafan makes sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten. Ty Hafan https://www.tyhafan.org/

We received a lovely letter this morning from a lady who bought our Dads' Calendar. Thank you - we're glad it made you smile :-)

What would we do without our superstar volunteers? In today's #FamilyFriday Tŷ Hafan's Alex Fagan reveals the value of volunteering http://bit.ly/2j7q4bN

Is trekking the Great Wall of China on your bucket list? Join Tŷ Hafan's #ChinaTrek this year and every step you take will help support life-limited children in Wales. Spaces are limited - get in touch to find out more http://www.tyhafan.org/china/


RT @tyhafan Emporium Abergavenny.. full of shiny things, pretty things, useful things, stylish things, vintage things😊 https://t.co/fDPi5dxex1

RT A huge paw of friendship to @cardiff_castle @MadeInCardiffTV & @HeartWales for giving the Snowdogs a warm welcome t… https://t.co/YITAih3Z8T

RT They look paw-some! 🐾🐾 https://t.co/vC1euxRtRd

@SnowdogsWales @onestopstores @cardiffuni @GleeCardiffCrew Thanks everyone - your support makes a huge difference for children & families x

RT Taking the lead are our 1st Snowdog Sponsors: @onestopstores @cardiffuni @GleeCardiffCrew & CardiffHarbourAuthority. Thanks for your suppawt

RT @adbedz @tyhafan @Shelby_biz @RivkiRose So proud of my #Chinadolls! The walking will be the easy bit, after all your hard work fundraising 💚

RT @brtoon @great_snowdogs fantastic - all for a good cause too, supporting children's hospice @tyhafan

RT @SnowdogsWales @brtoon @tyhafan ooh, looking pawsome, can't wait to hear all about it!

RT Welcome to Twitter @SnowdogsWales Please follow everyone! @tyhafan #snowdogsTailsinWales

RT Collecting in the cold in Llanelli! China trek here we come. @tyhafan @Shelby_biz @RivkiRose @kirkham_shelleyhttps://t.co/UslXFsN8dL