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gardening volunteers

"new technology helps the garden grow"

Time for a spot of gardening. Luckily, some of our fabulous volunteers were on hand to help out on our Memorial Garden project last week.  Read More

5in55 dads support group

"every tŷ hafan dad has his own mountain to climb"

Next month, 13 men will climb five UK mountains in 55 hours, to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Art Room

"a story from the art room"

One of the most popular areas of Tŷ Hafan is and always has been the art room. It’s the room most synonymous with that colour and vibrancy of Tŷ Hafan and is where much of the magic is made. Read More

Lauren at a Handcrafted volunteering session

"From student to teacher"

To celebrate Volunteers' Week, which takes place from the 1st to the 7th of June, we’re shining some light on one of our fantastic volunteers Lauren McSheehy and her journey with Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Children's Hospice Week party

"making moments matter at children's hospice week party"

Children’s Hospice Week is coming to a close this weekend, and here at Tŷ Hafan, the highlight of the week was our fabulous summer holiday themed party.  Read More

dinosaur adventures

"dinosaur adventures"

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Tŷ Hafan are about to embark on an exciting pilot partnership project supported by Children & the Arts, through their Start Hospices Programme.  Read More

Pugh's pay for a day

"a gift from the gardeners"

Last Christmas, Pugh's 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 being 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

family stories

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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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The sun’s out, so it’s time to get out in the garden! In #Family Friday today, we explain how our wonderful volunteers are helping to spruce up our Memorial Garden, with an extra bit of technology thrown in. https://goo.gl/XMrtNU

BBC presenter and Tŷ Hafan supporter Lucy Owen joined Molly and Emily at the hospice today to draw our annual Summer Raffle. The top prize of £3000 is on its way to one lucky winner, with many more smaller prizes being distributed across Wales. Congratulations all! Look out for our Winter raffle which opens in September.

When they’re not caring for our families on their short break stays, some of our nurses have taken time out for training, to take part in the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K. So they’ll get their share of sun, sea and sand while racing around the course. Take a look at this video and see how they’re getting on. Good luck all of you!

“Martha gets to be a child at Tŷ Hafan” Short breaks at Tŷ Hafan are just as important to brothers and sisters as they are to the children we support. Mum Bridget says that from an early age, 4-year-old Martha has taken on a carer role for her big sister Elain. But at Tŷ Hafan, Martha gets to be a child. She can just play and enjoy herself.

Holiday activities continued this week as we welcomed The Wonderful Wardrobe to the hospice. The unique pre-school programme introduces music, action songs, dressing up and rhymes to young children – and ours had a whale of a time. Mums, Dads and staff joined in too!

Hospice holidays this week are all about music and mess! During their short break care, our children are kept really busy with a host of fun activities – from sing-alongs and stories to music and messy play.

Ty Hafan Bubble Rush Cardiff

Your support means so much to Tŷ Hafan families. This summer, a gift of £50 could pay for a memorable day trip to Barry Island so a family can have some fun in the arcade and an ice cream together, whilst being supported by Tŷ Hafan staff, making the trip easier and more enjoyable for the whole family. To find out how, visit https://zurl.co/AA08y

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The sun’s out, so it’s time to get out in the garden! In #Family Friday today, we explain how our wonderful volunte… https://t.co/F8kDmNmFxp

BBC presenter @lucyowenwales joined Molly and Emily at the hospice today to draw our annual Summer Raffle. The top… https://t.co/TikPjDGwP2

@DJPNewland Incredible, thank you so much! What sort of activities have you done to raise so much?

RT Good luck to the @tyhafan nurses who are preparing for the @BreconWater Barry Island 10K! You can run for them for… https://t.co/857XbYBZTW

When they’re not caring for our families on short break stays, some of our nurses have taken time out for training,… https://t.co/XibMWwQkC4

RT @TorfaenBiz many thanks for the opportunity to talk at your event this eve about our dads group’s @5in55 challenge… https://t.co/JI55eKuibN

Short breaks at Tŷ Hafan are just as important to siblings as they are to the children we support. At Ty Hafan, bro… https://t.co/gsioh4lOTL

Holiday activities continued this week as we welcomed The Wonderful Wardrobe to the hospice. The unique pre-school… https://t.co/MuMFew2fw1

Hospice holidays this week are all about music and mess! During their short break care, our children are kept rea… https://t.co/GupObnDdEu

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