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"bring on the bubbles!"

Last week, a part of Pembrey Country Park in Carmathenshire, disappeared under a blanket of beautiful bubbles, as we staged a trial run of the Bubble Rush, coming to Pembrey on 9 September. Read More


"fundraising ..... and all that jazz"

We are a small jazz club currently preparing for our 6th annual wall2wall Jazz Festival at the end of August.  This year, we are delighted to share our final festival day, Sunday 2nd September, with Tŷ Hafan. Read More

play gemma

"every child has the right to play: celebrating national playday"

In the wake of National Playday which took place this week on 1 August, Tŷ Hafan play practitioner Jemma Tudor explains why she and fellow practitioner Mags Butler will be helping Tŷ Hafan’s children to celebrate every child’s right to play. Read More


"5 mountains in 55 hours. are you serious?"

Before the #5in55 challenge, when I would tell people that a group of Dads from Ty Hafan were going to climb five mountains in fifty-five hours, I was always confronted with an expression of horror and disbelief.  It was almost as I had asked them to join me. Read More


"tŷ hafan celebrates ten years of scouting"

This week, we held a special birthday party at the hospice to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tŷ Hafan Scout group. Read More

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

family stories

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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


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


a brother’s story

I have twin brothers who are 13 years old who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We have been coming to Tŷ Hafan since 2009. I have had some great times at Tŷ Hafan and have attended many sibling evenings. Read More


nan’s story

Many people don’t know that Tŷ Hafan cares for the whole family, including the grandparents. It is a fantastic charity that does so much good for the twins and our entire family. They make me feel so welcome and we always have so much fun and lots of giggles when we’re there.  Read More


working with lewys and rhodri

As one of Lewys’ links I am allocated to work with him when he visits Tŷ Hafan. But as him and his brother, Rhodri, are inseparable you pretty much work with both of them.  Read More


She’s gone for the chop! Ellie is staying with us this week, and today, on her 14th birthday, she’s had her beautiful long locks cut off in aid of Tŷ Hafan and Neville Hall Hospital, with her hair being donated to the Princess Trust who make wigs for children with cancer. Thanks to super stylist Vikki Williams for doing the honours. Happy birthday Ellie – and thank you! ❤️❤️ You can help Ellie raise funds by visiting https://zurl.co/D3m72

Here at Tŷ Hafan there are many superheroes we look up to, like our amazing volunteers, the superb supporters we have and our inspiring families! The children and their families at Tŷ Hafan show courage akin to superheroes like Superman and Wonderwoman. Therefore, to celebrate their unwavering determination, we are asking you to become a Tŷ Hafan superhero and cycle the Taff Trail with us on Sunday 02 September. Registration closes at 12:00 midday on Tuesday 21 August so sign up today at www.thetafftrail.co.uk

Last week members of our Super Sibs were treated to an afternoon of pampering and bubbles in @LushCarmarthen. The Sibs got to make bath bombs, play with bubble bars and all had a skin care consultation and learn about products tailored to their individual skin types . A huge thank you to Athina and Oliver for the massive treat!

Fancy getting out and about this summer? Why not be like these fab Swansea University students and take part in a #SummerStroll for Tŷ Hafan! These Health Care students and lecturers were some of the first to take part in this challenge and did an amazing 10K sponsored Summer Stroll, raising some much needed funds. Thanks all! If you'd like to take part in your own Summer Stroll, visit https://zurl.co/9R5u

Welsh Olympic cycling hero Elinor Barker is showing her support of our Taff Trail superheroes as they take on Tŷ Hafan's Superhero Cycle Challenge from Brecon or Merthyr to Cardiff on Sunday 2 September. There are still spaces available, so assemble your team of superheroes, visit www.tyhafan.org/taff-trail and sign up to help make a short life a full life for Tŷ Hafan children and their families!

In this week’s #FamilyFriday, Black Mountain Jazz Club explains how organisers of the annual wall2wall Jazz Festival in Abergavenny are sharing the final day of the festival with Tŷ Hafan and raising much needed funds to help us deliver music therapy to our children. https://zurl.co/fdea

We'd like to say a big thank you to all the the runners who took part in the Barry 10K last Sunday on behalf of Tŷ Hafan! Despite the heat and the hills, you did us proud!

Ty Hafan Fun Day 2018 Ty Hafan Fun Day 2018

Howdy pardners! Thank y'all for coming along to our Wild West themed Family Fun Day on Saturday. We had a ball! The sun shone a good time was had by all. Yee haw 🤠🐴😀❤️

Thank you for letting us be part of your amazing fun day we really enjoyed ourselves. I loved talking to peole before they took their tour of the hospice. Also had a great morning at the Barry 10k well done to everyone who ran in this heat.


She’s gone for the chop! Today Ellie is 14 and she’s raising money for Tŷ Hafan and Nevill Hall hospital by having… https://t.co/YwvWa8CKGy

Last week members of our Super Sibs were treated to an afternoon of pampering and bubbles in @LushCarmarthen . The… https://t.co/3Oc0nvIs70

Fancy getting outside this summer? Why not be like these fab Swansea University students and take part in a… https://t.co/HROJqP4NO3

RT This lad sets off for Istanbul today! 🚴🏼‍♂️ Only 2000 miles to go 😂 Please donate however much you can, every littl… https://t.co/zGS6tzIHHQ

RT Looking for something fun to do this #Summer with the kids? Join the Teddy Bear Hunt and Picnic for @tyhafan at Py… https://t.co/baKqy3GMyF

Welsh hero @elinorbarker is showing her support of our Taff Trail superheroes as they take on our #superherocycle o… https://t.co/X4Lhmp3Irl

RT Fun times @ParkPembrey today testing the @tyhafan bubble cannon! Join in with the colourful bubbly fun on 9th Septe… https://t.co/IimKipVv5I

In this week’s #FamilyFriday, Abergavenny’s @BMJAZZCLUB explains how it’s sharing the final day of its annual… https://t.co/REOsS8rlF8

The bubbles are blowing and the sun is shining at @ParkPembrey! Join us in the next half hour for fun in the foam!… https://t.co/zkh4VuBPl2

Our Events team will be at @ParkPembrey tomorrow trying out the bubble cannon in preparation for our #BubbleRush! J… https://t.co/mzStCQ6rdP