Ty Hafan

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"why nige will be cycling wales in a day"

Hi, my name is Nige and I would like to share my story. Read More


"how buying a giant dog will change a child's life"

Why getting your business or organisation to support Snowdogs: Tails in Wales is a no-brainer.  Read More

Connor and Minnie Mouse

"without the support of tŷ hafan, I don’t believe connor’s life would be as full as it is today"

Nearly 20 years ago, my nephew Connor was one of the first children to attend Tŷ Hafan. Read More


"rhiannon teases what's in store for cardiff this autumn"

It is definitely spring outside, which means that our Snowdogs: Tails in Wales art trail is getting closer and closer.  Read More

tenby volunteers

"a day in the life of a tŷ hafan shop"

As Tŷ Hafan’s Tenby shop celebrates its second birthday, we spoke to some staff and volunteers at the shop about why they love working there. Read More


"a perfect fit"

As Sponsors of the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales Learning Programme, Acorns Nurseries are delighted to be working with Tŷ Hafan and it’s so exciting to support the Snowdogs art trail in Wales. Read More


"i’m no usain bolt – but tŷ hafan families inspire me to run london marathon"

I have always enjoyed running but I am definitely no Usain Bolt – more of a milk float!! But sport has always been a part of my life. Read More


"1,000 steps to make a short life a full life"

Layla spends her days and nights caring for life-limited children. But that’s not the only reason she’s our hero. Read More


"no matter what life throws at him he just gets on with it"

My son Kayden was born at 26 weeks in the back of an ambulance near Oxford. We spent the first two-and-a-half years of his life in three hospitals, miles from our home in Merthyr. Then the doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for him.  Read More

barry dog

"meet the snowdogs"

If you've visited the hospice recently, you will have noticed two bright green dogs guarding the entrance. 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


Nigel Williams loves to set himself tough challenges to raise money for charities that are close to his heart and this year he has chosen to cycle the 190 miles from Caernarfon Castle to Chepstow Castle to raise money for Tŷ Hafan. Read his story in this week’s #FamilyFriday. “This will be my longest ride and the most climbing I will have done on a bike ever, so a big challenge.” https://goo.gl/gZWHUL

We love these egg-cellent Easter bonnets, started by the children - and finished by mums and staff when it was too sunny to stay indoors!

In today's #FamilyFriday, our ambassador Steve Knapton tells how Tŷ Hafan has helped his nephew Connor to live a full life. http://bit.ly/2p8LMhf

“The Den at Tŷ Hafan is where I could hang out with my friends and play computer games. It was nice to have our own space away from the kids where we could just be teenagers” www.tyhafan.org/mo

Hi all, please can you help fight the Barry Incinerator? It is being built right in the middle of a residential area in Barry and will release all sorts of rubbish in the air that will have a detrimental impact on the health of people in the locality (possibly even residents and visitors to Ty Hafan). There are 12 schools within a 2km radius. Thanks!!! http://bit.ly/2nPRUxz

Watch Rhiannon in our latest #FamilyFriday video. Rhiannon is a local artist and shares our excitement for our new project, Snowdogs: Tails in Wales that opens to the public this autumn. Take a sneak peek at her designs! “Cardiff’s such a vibrant city already, but something like this will be right up its street”. https://goo.gl/dpxwgf

“They understood my condition so well at Tŷ Hafan. I get episodes of chest pain and palpitations a lot. It’s scary and I don’t like to be alone. At Tŷ Hafan, I knew that if I got one in the night, someone would be with me and I wouldn’t have to wake Mum and Dad up” www.tyhafan.org/mo

“I felt scared, uncertain and unsettled…but Shirley has reassured me. Find out why sh's my hero” www.tyhafan.org/mo


RT Great to be joined by Rob Jones to talk about his amazing daughter Poppy and @poppysdream1 @goodhealthwales https://t.co/Ybc5igr3KN

Our acting CEO Rob Jones representing Tŷ Hafan at the University of Wales in Lampeter today, speaking at the… https://t.co/YsgF0G0wJE

RT Just smashed 5010 stairs w/ 20lb vest training for China Great Wall trek;benefitting @tyhafan in Wales;Please donat… https://t.co/JY64WTeVp5

RT If you're attending the @tyhafan #RainbowRun this Sat, or if you're not, feel free to go along to the Rainbow Rooms… https://t.co/jCvncvCMpd

RT A huge shout out to 50 year old @_StephenTerry_ for killing the London marathon tomorrow in aid of @tyhafan. Run boy run

amazing effort, well done! https://t.co/tFmASN6hly

RT The @tyhafan Rainbow Run returns to Barry Island on Sat 13 May! Do something fun & for a great cause. Register here… https://t.co/YDdA9vTHkC

RT At mile 25 with @hospiceuk watching the elite @LondonMarathon runners go past. Big love to everyone running especi… https://t.co/lIVr3RDpVe

RT Amazing day raising over £1180 for @tyhafan Kids happy! Mickey happy! Help us raise more at https://t.co/jAodLp1xko… https://t.co/nJFN5q56uW

RT Cheers James @tyhafan !! What a truly humbling day. Thank you all @tyhafan for my place. I will remember it forever… https://t.co/UF3bZSmBv0