My name is Ellis and for my 10th birthday party I planned a pool party for my class in school. As I usually have lots of presents from friends and family for my birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to donate some money instead of having presents this year. Read More
Since the Women's Institute's Calendar Girls, hundreds of charity calendars are released each year. To make this work, we realised that we needed to be slightly different. Read More
The calendar came about after a conversation I had with one of our dads, Paul Fears, who is also the photographer on the project. It was a project that we both wanted to do but it was finding the right concept that was important. Read More
I first became aware of Tŷ Hafan about 12 years ago. The landlord of my local pub in Blackwood used to run fundraising events for the hospice. Read More
Jasmine Spence has pledged to Pay for a Day of care, currently costing £10,958, by taking on some incredible fundraising challenges that includes organising and hosting an evening of music at Buffalo Bar in Cardiff and culminating in trekking Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, with her father Ian. Read More
Quantum Advisory has been actively fundraising over the past few months as part of Tŷ Hafan’s “Pay for a Day” initiative – with the aim of raising £11,000 to pay for a whole day of care at Tŷ Hafan. Read More
Congratulations to the winners of our windmill design competition! Children supported by Tŷ Hafan created windmills at the hospice and the winning designs will be replicated for next Summer. Read More
So for years I have toyed with the idea of attempting to ‘run’ the Cardiff Half Marathon and for years I have put it off with always a great excuse: too busy, ‘there’s always next year’ attitude, getting pregnant and having Jack (that’s at least two years out, right?). Read More
In the lead up to the half marathon my days were as varied as discussing training plans, to deciding what colour dress a male participant should run in…I was hooked. Read More
As well as caring for life-limited children and young people, Tŷ Hafan’s support extends to mums, dads, siblings and grandparents. Our dads’ group continues to go from strength–to–strength, and last weekend , we held a Dads’ vs Staff football match in Bridgend. Read More
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
When Alyssia was four months old, her mum, Danielle, noticed she wasn’t developing like other babies her age. Read More
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
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
My name is Amie and my son, Callum, goes to Tŷ Hafan. He loves it and so does the whole family. Read More
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
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
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
12-year-old Olivia suffers from cerebral palsy, visual impairment and physical delay. Read More
We hit our first anniversary, Archie’s birthday on 6 September. It was a lot harder than we had expected. Read More
The Autumn Internationals are almost upon us! Join the launch party at Cardiff Bierkeller on 4th November for Ty Hafan !
Georgie concludes our #DadsBareAll calendar by appearing in the month of December His beautiful four-year-old daughter Ailyla was referred to Tŷ Hafan at the end of last year. He said: "Despite her problems, we all adore her and we know we have to make the most every moment with her. She’s beautiful and we love her to bits.” Georgie has also suffered his own health problems. At the age of 11, his lower leg was amputated after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. He said: “It hasn’t stopped me doing anything I have wanted to achieve. I never felt comfortable wearing shorts or showing my leg, so it was quite liberating doing the calendar.”
We are often overwhelmed by the kindness of our supporters. One particular supporter, 10-year-old Ellis has melted all our hearts with his fundraising story. He said: “My name is Ellis and for my 10th birthday party I planned a pool party for my class in school. As I usually have lots of presents from friends and family for my birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to donate some money instead of having presents this year.” Thank you Ellis! Read why he decided to support Tŷ Hafan in today’s #FamilyFriday blog: https://www.tyhafan.org/our-blog/2016/10/21/youngsters-birthday-fundraiser/
Brave dads David and Matthew bared all for the month of November in our #dadsbareall calendar. David from Cardiff said: "I wanted to be involved to give a little bit back. Thank you Tŷ Hafan." Matthew from Pontypridd said: "I want to give something back to Tŷ Hafan...and some front!"
We still have some Gold Bond places up for grabs for next year's London Marathon. If you missed out on getting a place or fancy challenging yourself, why not run for Tŷ Hafan? The deadline for applications is 28 October. Please contact email@example.com to apply.
Starters are served at Cornerstone Cardiff for Bartholomew Hawkins charity dinner in aid of Ty Hafan
October in our #dadsbareall calendar features dads Huw and Adrian. Huw from Barry (left) said: "I want to help Tŷ Hafan for all that they’ve done for us... and I can’t run marathons!” Adrian from Merthyr Tydfil (right) “I want to let other dads know that there is help and support out there.” Buy your copy from our shops or order online by visiting: http://tyhafanshop.org/product/dads-calendar/
Great to see coverage of the Ty Hafan #DadsBareAll calendar in the South Wales Argus Offices http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/14802531.Dad_bares_all_for_Ty_Hafan_calender_as_thank_you_for_daughter_s_care/
Greg Murdoch from Cardiff was brave enough to bare all for the month of September in our #dadsbareall calendar. Thank you Greg for your support and thank you to everyone who has bought a copy so far.