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Rob and Poppy

"my single biggest achievement in my life"

When we arrived at Tŷ Hafan for the first time when Poppy was seven, we were exhausted and didn’t know what to expect. Read More


"artist spends a sunny day and starry night with snowdogs"

We met up with Starry Night co-designer Heather Penton as she arrived in Cardiff to follow the trail. Read More


""yn brofiad â’m hysbrydolodd yn fawr iawn - an inspirational experience""

Welcome to our first bilingual Family Friday blog. Read More


"getting dolled up for tŷ hafan"

It's not every day your CEO rocks up to work in a lilac ballgown.  Read More


"tŷ hafan is a happy place, full of laughter and fun"

When I tell people what job I do, they always make a face and say ‘I couldn’t do that’. I always have to explain that it’s not sad here, I love my job. Read More


""we started going to tŷ hafan last year and haven’t looked back""

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. Read More

JCP Solicitors

"my three big challenges for tŷ hafan"

I am used to taking on challenges in many forms – from the boardroom to the playroom! But nothing could have prepared me for the most physical challenge of my life.  Read More


"my tŷ hafan work experience journey"

The passion my interviewees had for the organisation was tangible. I just knew I had to seize the opportunity to be a part of this team.  Read More


"run the cardiff half for tŷ hafan"

In today's Family Friday, we introduce you to some of our Cardiff Half heroes Read More

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

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


Happy Children in Need 2017!

Rob Jones and his daughter Poppy have been familiar faces around Tŷ Hafan for a number of years now. You might even remember them taking part in a Rainbow Run with Poppy in a bathtub with wheels! In this week’s #FamilyFriday, Rob shares his story and how he now finds himself in a unique position of being the Chief Executive of the charity so close to his heart. “I have a level of determination that I wouldn’t have if my job wasn’t so important to me.” https://goo.gl/9pVP8H

Getting Rhys to sit still for our #ChristmasAppeal photo shoot was tricky, but giving a donation so we can keep him and his family smiling is easy. Please and give what you can this Christmas to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Wales. To make a short life a full life, click here: https://www.tyhafan.org/rhys/

We're thrilled to officially welcome Poppy's dad Rob Jones as Ty Hafan's new Chief Executive, offering a "unique insight" the needs of families like his across Wales. Welcome to the team, Rob! Full story here: http://bit.ly/2j0BRcm

"On our first visit, I was so nervous, I didn’t know what to expect. But as soon as we got there, I felt at ease as I realised that, finally, someone was there for us all.” www.tyhafan.org/rhys #ChristmasAppeal

“My dream of the perfect Christmas at home with Rhys and my two beautiful daughters was never realised. That year, my family’s Christmas was spent in hospital, not knowing what the coming days, weeks or months would bring.” www.tŷhafan.org/rhys

In today's #FamilyFriday we meet artist Heather Penton who - with 8-year-old Benjamin Fowler - created the #StarryNight Snowdogs Wales to raise money for Ty Hafan. Thanks guys - your beautiful design has helped us spread the word about what we do - and we're sure it'll raise lots of money at the auction on 12 December. http://bit.ly/2mg5yen

Please give a gift to Ty Hafan this Christmas so that children like Rhys and their families can continue to receive the care and support they deserve https://www.tyhafan.org/rhys/ #ChristmasAppeal

There is only three weeks left of the Snowdogs art trail but don`t worry as you can visit all of them together at our farewell event in the Capitol Shopping Centre between 8-10 December! Not only will you get to visit the Snowdogs but we will have our very own Christmas grotto, crafts sessions, merchandise store, entertainment and much more! Purchase tickets today at http://snowdogstailsin.wales/farewell/

On 19 December 2011 Terri and her family received the greatest Christmas gift of all, their miracle baby Rhys. But their dreams of the perfect Christmas at home with Rhys and her two beautiful daughters was never realised. That year they spent Christmas in hospital, not knowing what the coming days, weeks or months would bring. Please support us at this special time of year https://www.tyhafan.org/rhys/


RT Great evening at @tyhafan Enchanted Ball with my fellow China Trekking team and fellow dad Andrew https://t.co/EmtqWmvtrv

RT Celebrating @tyhafan anniversary @TheCelticManor @Natalie_Whyatt @emsankey1990 @katiemoss94 over 30k raised. Well d… https://t.co/a4EjQW4Tf0

RT Congratulations @chloejordan2000 receiving Young Volunteer Of The Year at the Nation Radio Sports Awards 2017 last… https://t.co/yvd42XL9BC

RT Great night at the @tyhafan enchanted ball @TheCelticManor last night! Over £30,000 raised! Huge thanks to everyone… https://t.co/t54GB53bPJ

RT It was so lovely to meet this wonderful @tyhafan family. Thank you for joining us Jen & Andrew x https://t.co/iIMRIh3EDX

Thank you to everyone who attended & supported tonight's #enchantedgarden ball for @tyhafan's 18th anniversary. You're all awesome!

RT Our awesome MC @ruthwignall and hubby Jonathan rocking our auction tonight - raising lots of £ for @tyhafanhttps://t.co/WWovrcJJds

RT Over £670 raised for @tyhafan tonight at the @NationRadio #SportAwards17 with #sportcardiff Thankyou everyone for the amazing donations 👏🏻👏🏻

RT Huge @tyhafan thanks to the generous audience at @NationRadio #SportAwards17 for monies raised tonight to support our invaluable work