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Sean O'Connor

"super supporter to take on lon las cymru"

Running the 250 miles from the North Wales coast to the south - in just 88 hours - is an incredibly daunting challenge, but Sean O'Connor will be tackling this feat next month to continue supporting Tŷ Hafan.  Read More

Sustainable fashion

"reduce your ‘fast fashion’ footprint"

We’re halfway into ‘Second Hand September’ and some well-known bloggers and sustainable fashion enthusiasts from across the country have been visiting Tŷ Hafan’s shops, finding some bargain treasures in-store — and we’re well on board!  Read More


"take on the trip of a lifetime"

In 2017 we launched a Tŷ Hafan first — an overseas challenge! It was such a success and saw nearly 30 amazing supporters fundraise over £82,000 between them. So, we decided to do it all over again and organise another epic challenge, this time… in Cambodia!  Read More

a journey from student to play practitioner

"a journey from student to play practitioner"

Emma Atkins, one of our wonderful play practitioners, reflects on the student placement journey at Tŷ Hafan that led to her becoming an instrumental member of our play team.  Read More

taff trail

"just keep pedalling"

Join Henry who is taking on a brand new event - Tread & Trail - biking 30 miles on the roads of the Brecon Beacons before climbing Pen y Fan Read More

Scouts Cymru

"a first for the tŷ hafan scouts"

Six children cared for at Tŷ Hafan with life-limiting illnesses, including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Goldenhar Syndrome, have enjoyed their very first family camp out. Read More

xhris and clair

"ice, ice baby"

With the UK Charity Allstars ice hockey tournament returning to Cardiff, eight charity teams battled it out for bragging rights, including the Tŷ Hafan Allstars Read More

Palletways Fun Day

"understanding the world of transport"

Palletways Cardiff raised money for Tŷ Hafan with their very own family fun day to thank all staff, and to give families a glimpse into the world of transport! Read More

Family Fun Day 2019

"roll up, roll up..."

You’re all invited to join in the circus-themed fun-tivities at our Family Fun Day next Saturday! Read More

Castle School in Pembrokeshire

"small school raises big funds"

After pledging to raise £10,000 in 10 months for Tŷ Hafan, students at Castle School in Pembrokeshire revealed the final amount raised and the final number was pretty remarkable! Read More

family stories

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osian's story

Just hours after Osian Liddlell was born, his parents' joy turned to fear, as their precious baby boy was transferred to the neo natal intensive care unit. A rash had spread across his face and body and doctors immediately started carrying out tests to find out why.  Read More


riley's story

When baby Riley came into the world 7 years ago, his parents couldn't wait for him to meet his three older brothers. But as soon as Riley was born, his parents knew something wasn't quite right.  Read More

Molly and Emily

molly and emily's story

Sisters Molly and Emily bring so much joy and love to their mum and dad's lives, but since they were born, life is not how their parents James and Sarah ever expected it to be.  Both girls were born healthy babies two years apart but as time went on, their parents noticed their daughters weren't developing as they should be. Read More


lilly-may's story

Doctors diagnosed Lilly-May with Leukodystrophy, a life-limiting brain condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for nearly everything we do from our heartbeats to walking. Read More


luca's story

Luca Pucella was a happy, energetic little boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous zest for life.  He brought love and joy to the lives of his family, his friends and everyone who knew him.  But something made Luca different to other boys.  He suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition, and in November 2017, when he was just eleven years old, Luca passed away. Read More


felix's story

When Dan and Alex's baby son Felix was just a few months old, his parents received the devastating news that their little boy had a life-limiting condition and would never walk, talk or even live past infancy. Read More


cai's story

Even though Micaela knew she had a high risk pregnancy, she and her partner Matthew had no idea about just how poorly their little boy was going to be. Read More


elain's story

Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011 when she was just 8 months old. 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


alice's story

When Alice was born at 34 weeks, the doctors delivered devastating news to her mum and dad – their newborn baby girl had just 20 minutes to live. Barry and Rebecca had known their daughter was at risk since their 20-week scan had picked up problems, with serious implications for their unborn baby’s safety. But they could never have imagined the difficult road that lay ahead of them. Read More


ollie's story

When baby Ollie was born in June 2014, he wasn’t breathing.  So he was resuscitated before being put in the arms of his Mum, Sophie.  She and her husband Sean took their precious new-born son home the next day, but for some reason, they knew something wasn’t right.  Read More



RT I've had a truly magical weekend with the most amazing group of people at the Disneyland Paris Run Weekend! Seeing… https://t.co/iEF1M9kUws

Our 42 #TyHafanRunDisney fundraisers are on their way home! Our seven 36k challenge runners gained an awesome medal… https://t.co/ZofHOkcLlB

RT We came We saw We conquered, still really really proud of our girls. Thank you everyone who sponsored us. A massive… https://t.co/ty7QUSs7dn

Our final #TyHafanRunDisney fundraisers are ready to run - Good luck on the half Marathon! #TeamTyHafan https://t.co/WWgt2tnRVo

RT Our youngest (and cutest) runner Amalee is ready to take on the kids 100m! 😍#TyHafanRunDisney https://t.co/7NgxRCzUGw

Our youngest (and cutest) runner Amalee is ready to take on the kids 100m! 😍#TyHafanRunDisney https://t.co/7NgxRCzUGw

Registration to take part in our first-ever bike and hike event, Tread & Trail, closes on Tuesday! Sign up before i… https://t.co/JPh9fWelC0

Our 10k #TyHafanRunDisney fundraisers are up early and ready to run! Good luck #TeamTyHafan! https://t.co/OVtZFd82dT

Our RunDisney 5k participants are ready to go! Good luck all! #TyHafanRunDisney https://t.co/lOC8XnlaPt