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"my first few weeks"

We recently welcomed Eleanor into the Fundraising team as the new Grants and Trusts Fundraising Executive. Here she is with her first impressions of being in Team Tŷ Hafan. Read More


"supercyclists join forces to pedal to paris"

Despite appalling weather conditions, including ice, snow and arctic temperatures, 50 Tŷ Hafan supercyclists managed to complete an incredible 4 day cycle ride that started in Cardiff on 29th January and finished in Paris on 1st February. Read More


"these names will be forever in our skies"

“These Names Will Be Forever In Our Skies” project, or “Birdsong” project as it’s come to be known as, is the latest addition to the Memorial Garden. Read More

tŷ hafan turns 20!

"tŷ hafan turns 20!"

25 January marks just the beginning of year long’s programme of events and activity, so we can celebrate 20 years of love and care, highlight our extraordinary achievements, and look forward to the next 20 years. Read More

dad's movember

"looking back at movember"

Last year, the dads at Tŷ Hafan decided to do Movember to show our support and help address issues like men’s health Read More


"belle’s courage is recognised with young achiever award"

Ten year old Belle Curran has been visiting Tŷ Hafan for short breaks since she was tiny, and according to Belle, the hospice is ‘the best place in the world’. Read More

donna in the desert

"donna's desert adventure"

Last November, fabulous fundraiser Donna Baddeley braved the searing heat of the Sahara Desert, to take on a trek and raise money for us.  Read More


"acorns growing a new generation of supporters"

Meeting the amazing children, families and staff at Tŷ Hafan has been such a humbling experience and the connection between us has been a perfect fit Read More

big dip

"narberth pupils make a splash to raise funds"

Pupils from Castle School in Narberth, Pembrokeshire are busy raising funds for us and aim to raise £10,000 over the course of the school year.  Read More

pauline and family

"the harvey's disneyland adventure"

Pauline took on the Disneyland Paris Run Weekend with her family in September. This is the story of her Tŷ Hafan journey. Read More

family stories

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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

rhodri lewys

lewys and rhodri's story

In 2001, Wendy and Adrian Watkins were looking forward to the birth of their twins to complete their family and provide their nine-year-old son, Aled, with siblings. Read More


a mum’s story

I think the biggest thing that Tŷ Hafan gives the twins is confidence. They are really quiet and sometimes don’t say anything at all in certain environments, but at Tŷ Hafan, they are totally different and can be themselves.  Read More


a dad’s story

To me Tŷ Hafan is a special place.  It is a place where you have fun, laughter and tears too. The staff from the cleaners, chefs, care team, nurses and admin workers are all wonderful and make you feel so welcome at Tŷ Hafan. Read More


Earlier this year, we introduced a children’s palliative care community nurse to Powys, the first of its kind in Wales. We’ve been delighted with the impact the role has had so far and are now looking to recruit a second community nurse in Neath Port Talbot. If you’re interested in taking on this innovative role, visit http://jobs.abm.wales.nhs.uk/job/v1540067. The closing date is 27 February 2019

Ever wondered what it's like to walk 20.35 miles over 3 mountains in 15 hours? Take a look at this incredible footage from our Welsh3peaks Challenge - returning this year on Saturday 15 June. Team places are still available, for more details and to sign up visit www.welsh3peaks.co.uk

It's always great to welcome new people to the team and in this week's #FamilyFriday we introduce you to Eleanor, our new Grants and Trusts Fundraising Executive. Here is the story of her first few weeks at Tŷ Hafan. "My first few weeks with the charity has been inspiring, joyful and jam-packed with information!" https://zurl.co/66ax

From the Clubhouse to the Character Chase, join these sweethearts for a fun filled 5k run or our 100m dash for all the little heroes out there on Saturday 27 April in Swansea's Singleton Park. Sign up with your loved ones today at www.tyhafan.org/character-chase Crazy Characters

Dydd Sant Ffolant Hapus Spreading some love to all of our wonderful supporters on Valentine's Day. Love you lots!

Take a guess who's sailing in as we reveal our latest character for the Swansea Character Chase on Saturday 27 April at Singleton Park. Do you know who it is?.....#yourwelcome www.tyhafan.org/character-chase Fairytale Moments

Where there are superheroes there must always be villains. This mistress of Evil will be lurking within Singleton Park on Saturday 27 April for the Swansea Character Chase whilst the woodland creatures are hiding the sleeping princess. Make sure you hiss at the horned witch and admire the beauty of the sleeping princess as you run past them! www.tyhafan.org/character-chase Fit For Your Princess

Snow, ice, rain and arctic conditions didn’t deter our Tŷ Hafan supercyclists from pedalling 320 miles from Cardiff to Paris last week, in our very first Ride to the Rugby fundraising event. Find out how they braved the elements and completed their epic journey in this week’s #Family Friday. https://goo.gl/7RFnFL

Join the muddy puddle pig on her adventures at Singleton Park on Saturday 27 April for the brand new Character Chase! Make sure you high five, and oink with her. She is sure to have all the children and adults giggling! 100m dash for under 5's £5.00 5k fun run 5+ years £10.00 individual or £9pp for groups of five or more! Sign up today at www.tyhafan.org/character-chase

A very famous candlestick, clock, princess and beast will "be our guest" at the Swansea Character Chase on Saturday 27 April at Singleton Park. Join us for a day of magical moments and family fun! Sign up today for this brand new event www.tyhafan.org/character-chase


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