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Girlguides apple

"guides' gift is positively 'pawsome'"

In recognition of their fabulous fundraising efforts, we invited 25 Girl Guides from Girlguiding Cardiff and East Glamorgan to Tŷ Hafan last week for a special presentation event. Read More

summer stroll

"stroll on summer"

Inspired by our incredible dads, we’re launching the Tŷ Hafan Summer Stroll. Throughout, ‘put your best foot forward and create a smile for every mile’. Read More

Beth's 18th

"transformers - helping smooth the way between child and adult services"

Tŷ Hafan has launched a new project to help and support young people who are transitioning into adult care Read More

gardening volunteers

"new technology helps the garden grow"

Time for a spot of gardening. Luckily, some of our fabulous volunteers were on hand to help out on our Memorial Garden project last week.  Read More

5in55 dads support group

"every tŷ hafan dad has his own mountain to climb"

Next month, 13 men will climb five UK mountains in 55 hours, to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan Read More

Art Room

"a story from the art room"

One of the most popular areas of Tŷ Hafan is and always has been the art room.  Read More

Lauren at a Handcrafted volunteering session

"From student to teacher"

To celebrate Volunteers' Week, which takes place from the 1st to the 7th of June, we’re shining some light on one of our fantastic volunteers Lauren McSheehy and her journey with Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Children's Hospice Week party

"making moments matter at children's hospice week party"

Children’s Hospice Week is coming to a close this weekend, and here at Tŷ Hafan, the highlight of the week was our fabulous summer holiday themed party.  Read More

dinosaur adventures

"dinosaur adventures"

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Tŷ Hafan are about to embark on an exciting pilot partnership project supported by Children & the Arts, through their Start Hospices Programme.  Read More

Pugh's pay for a day

"a gift from the gardeners"

Last Christmas, Pugh's Garden Centre and its customers raised funds to pay for a day and staff from the business recently visited the hospice, to see just how their funds are being put to good use. Read More

family stories

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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

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


When you've got yourself a spare few minutes, grab yourself a cuppa and watch our video documenting the incredible achievement that our Tŷ Hafan Dad's completed. Summiting five mountains in less than 55 hours! Every single participant is an inspiration to us here at Tŷ Hafan and we'd like to give a huge thank you to everyone that took part. Every dad has his own mountain to climb

The stage is set… and the audience is waiting… Huge thanks to the Glee Club in Cardiff Bay and comedians Morgan Rees, Sarah Breese and Mike Bubbins for a great night of laughter and fun to celebrate the Tŷ Hafan dads and their amazing accomplishment of climbing the UK’s 5 highest peaks in 53 hours #5in55 #dadsmatter

Make sure you join us @GleeClubCardiff this evening for a free night of comedy starring the fantastic @TheRealMRees5, @SarahBreese and @MikeBubbins. The Tŷ Hafan dads who took on the incredible @5in55 challenge will also be there, so come along and say hi!

Sun, sea and sand provide the backdrop to the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K which you can still run for Tŷ Hafan at the fab price of £4.99! You can even treat yourself to a chippie afterwards. What’s not to like? Sign up before midnight Friday 3 August https://zurl.co/5vrkd

On 30th June, 75 teams took on our 20th anniversary Welsh3peaks Challenge! We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in this amazing event and especially to GE Aviation Wales and all their awesome volunteer marshals, to Just Perfect Catering for providing the amazing BBQ at Pen-Y-Fan and to Princes Gate Spring Water for keeping the teams hydrated! Here's a video of the event kindly sent to us by one of the teams who took part https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkjeMa9AEaw

This Wednesday, come along and join us for a free evening of comedy from Morgan Rees, Sarah Breese and Mike Bubbins at Glee Club Cardiff at 7:00pm in celebration of the amazing #5in55 Challenge that a group of intrepid Tŷ Hafan dads completed just over a week ago! We are so proud of each and every one of the dads who conquered five of the highest peaks in the UK in under 55 hours! If you've followed their story online, you can see the dedication and effort they've put in every step of the way, so make sure you join us and give them a pat on the back to say well done!

We love it when local businesses get involved, so we were delighted when Simon from The Sausage Revolution invited our Super Sibs group to design their very own hotdogs, with proceeds from their sales going to Tŷ Hafan. Thank you so much for the day https://zurl.co/AW9Wl

Howdy Y'all! Round up the family and get on down to our Wild West Tŷ Hafan Family Fun Day 2018 on Saturday 4 August, 12pm - 5pm! Tickets are just £2 and under 2's go free! For guaranteed entry be sure to purchase your tickets in advance here www.tyhafan.org/family-fun-day/ ! Yee-ha! 🐴🤠

Recently a group of our Ty Hafan Dads took on the challenge of climbing five mountains around the UK in 55 hours, we thought they deserved a night to celebrate this amazing achievement! So please join us at Glee Club Cardiff on Wednesday 18 July for an evening of comedy and to congratulate our heroic Dads! Tickets to the 5 in 55 Celebration Night can be purchased here www.tyhafan.org/5in55/

In Family Friday this week, we look back to last week’s presentation evening in honour of Cardiff and East Vale Girl Guides who raised well over £11,000 for us as part of their very own Snowdog Challenge badge. To say thank you for their fabulous fundraising, we presented them with a special inscribed apple which has been hung on our gift tree. Go Guides!! goo.gl/8b41j8


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Sun, sea and sand provide the backdrop to the Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K which you can still run for Tŷ Hafan a… https://t.co/lMZmjdYIQI