Ty Hafan

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costain vinci

"helping the garden grow"

It’s been well over a year now since we at Costain VINCI were first approached by Tŷ Hafan and the ‘Memorial Garden’ project was discussed. Read More

1000th lottery draw

"what it's like to tell someone they've won the lottery"

Telling someone they've won the Tŷ Hafan lottery is always emotional - because we get to say thank you for supporting life-limited children.  Read More


"loads of laughs"

In 2016, The Glee Club in Cardiff Bay welcomed a group of children, their parents and some of the Tŷ Hafan staff to one of our live comedy shows and everyone had a great time.  Read More

Revs team

"no ordinary pub crawl..."

Let’s punish our bodies and slog around England, Wales and Ireland on bikes in a hope that some people will support our efforts and donate to Tŷ Hafan! Read More

Little Apple the Snowpup

"join the snowdog scamper for tŷ hafan"

I’m Little Apple and next month I’ll be joining more than 100 other Snowdogs and Snowpups for a scamper across the city of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to raise money for the amazing children’s hospice. Read More

Barry Power Station visit

"super-sibs visit barry power station "

It was lovely to welcome Tŷ Hafan siblings and staff to Barry Power Station this summer, coinciding with World Environment Day. Read More

Malmo visit

"how our supporters can change a child's life"

Tŷ Hafan supporter Malmo, a hearing aid specialist, visited the hospice during Children's Hospice Week to give parents and carers demonstrations on hearing equipment, which can change children's lives. Read More


"an artist's perspective"

We are almost ready to unleash Snowdogs: Tails in Wales on Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The designs for both the dogs and the pups are being teased online and we couldn’t be more excited for the big reveal in September. Read More

Shell in China

"how a trek to china changed my life"

My name is Shell and I've been a carer for 22 years. A year ago, life was very different to now. Read More

Blas y Tir

"how we paid for a day of care at tŷ hafan"

The easiest choice we've ever made is supporting Tŷ Hafan. 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


Dance the night away with friends and colleagues at the Enchanted Garden Ball on Friday 17 November at the Celtic Manor Resort. For more information head to www.tyhafan.org/ball Kindly sponsored by Nuvias https://www.nuvias.com/siphon/



This year, Tŷ Hafan are celebrating 18 years of being there for families across Wales and what better way to get involved than at the Enchanted Garden Ball. Join us for a magical evening of fine food and entertainment, all whilst raising vital funds for Tŷ Hafan. On Friday 17 November at the Celtic Manor Resort. www.tyhafan.org/ball/ Kindly sponsored by Nuvias https://www.nuvias.com/siphon/

There has been so much fun had on the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales trail so far and we are only on our second day! The weather's great so why not take the family out and about for walkies 🐶

Great news, the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales app for iOS is now available. Happy yApping https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snowdogs-tails-in-wales-2017/id1275075317?ls=1&mt=8

We are so excited that today is launch day for @SnowdogsWales. You'll spot them out and about all over Cardiff and the Vale. Don't forget to download the app from the Google Play store and the Apple version will be available soon

This week’s #FamilyFriday revisits Costain VINCI and the incredible garden project that they are working tirelessly towards completing here at Tŷ Hafan. They’ve already Peddled to Paris to help fundraise. See what they are up to this time! “Like last year, every penny raised will be committed to the ‘Memorial Garden’ project and the next phase of construction will include the garden itself with new water features, a range of garden furniture, canopies and enchanted woodland and sensory features.” https://goo.gl/X3LBhf

The Ty-Hafan Snowdogs Map is now available to download from our website, get yours now ready for launch tomorrow!! http://snowdogstailsin.wales/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Ty-Hafan-STIW-Trail-Map-2017.pdf

We are very excited to announce that Nuvias Unified Communications, formerly Siphon, are Headline Sponsors for the Enchanted Garden Ball in the Celtic Manor on Friday 17 November. Thank you for your continued support. See you there!


RT Rainbow Galaxy our pawsome pup raising money for @tyhafan on the Taff today @SnowdogsWales @SnowdogArtTrailhttps://t.co/1Yp741FJK7

RT Only two days to go till little Robyn takes on her BIG Snowdon trek for @tyhafan This star has raised over £1,500 s… https://t.co/LIXqVlJbiF

RT Here's a timelapse of me being painted by my Artist @natclementsuk I took almost two weeks to paint! @SnowdogsWaleshttps://t.co/oTjC8a3H26

RT In support of @SnowdogsWales our chums @GleeCardiff are holding a fundraiser for @tyhafan - grab your tickets quick… https://t.co/O74CJbstWb

RT Read about our events in aid of @tyhafan, and first announcement of our charity black-tie dinner @TheCelticManor! https://t.co/eDwMu2vKgB

RT What will you do with your #firsttenner? Why not donate it to @tyhafan and help us to support the children and fam… https://t.co/CIQYeIrCrx

Fancy applying for one of our London Marathon gold bond spaces? Visit https://t.co/3ywNBSRwR3 or email james.dhale@… https://t.co/nAlnO9Rdca

"When I tell people what job I do, they always say ‘I couldn’t do that’. But I love my job" https://t.co/nHND2e9XSa https://t.co/Y5cZXV2rRZ

RT Congratulations to @mallett79 and her son Daniel for being the first to unlock all the Snowdogs and Pups on the app… https://t.co/X4gkrfixpQ