Ty Hafan

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memory making

"making memories"

Helping families make the most of the time that they have together is one of the main aspects of what we do at Tŷ Hafan, making memories that can be cherished for a lifetime.  Read More

Cycle Challenge

"Devon and Cornwall Peninsula Challenge 2018 "

A team of cyclist from four Costain associated projects in South Wales is setting out on a 400mile cycle challenge to circumnavigate the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula, to raise funds towards the Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice Memorial Gardens. Read More


"transformers ball will celebrate young peoples’ project"

Lyn Fields, mum to twins Catherine and Kirstie, is still very much involved with Tŷ Hafan, despite the fact that her daughters left the care of the hospice over five years ago. Read More

golfing dads

"dads chip in at fundraising golf day"

I was thrilled to be invited and play alongside two other Tŷ Hafan dads and Gareth Jenkins at the NHBC Golf Day Read More


"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?"

There is no doubt that taking on a challenge that combined the National and welsh3peaks challenge was going to be hard, but then all of us faced tougher challenges every day.  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

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


Have you heard that our amazing Tŷ Hafan dads have been nominated for an award? They took on their epic @5in55 challenge in June and showed us all that #DadsMatter. Now they've been nominated for Fundraising Team of the Year so have a read and vote! https://zurl.co/GtyG

For this week's #FamilyFriday, we're looking at the different forms of memory making and how this process gives our families connection to the child that can be treasured forever. https://zurl.co/dOUp

There is a double page spread in this week's edition of The Llanelli Herald of last week's #BubbleRushPembrey2018 Be sure to pick up a copy and please like our page. Thank you 😀 Pembrey Country Park

We're following the leader! Today we've been joined by some of our favourite Disney characters for a parade around the office! #tyhafanrundisney

Asda Aberdare..My boy using his tokens to help raise money for Ty Hafan...

The amaze-bubble Ty Hafan Bubble Rush event at Pembrey Country Park on Sunday 9th September 2018!

Doing the second run this year for Ty Hafan, preparation is going well for Sunday October 7th, this time it will be the Cardiff half marathon, and attempting it bare foot again in a karate gi/suit, so will be an amazing challenge, any donations help towards a great cause! OSU!

Doing the second run this year for Ty Hafan, preparation is going well for Sunday October 7th, this time it will be the Cardiff half marathon, and attempting it bare foot again in a karate gi/suit, so will be an amazing challenge, any donations help towards a great cause! OSU! https://www.facebook.com/Cardiff-Half-Marathon-Karate-GiSuit-Bare-Foot-Run-For-Ty-Hafan-2297240783626115/

In this week's #FamilyFriday , Costain tells us all about the Devon to Cornwall Peninsula challenge they undertook to help raise money for our memorial garden's project! https://zurl.co/6TP4


@andrewcanna Thanks so much Andrew, great to hear from you

RT Please help me raise vital funds for Ty hafan by supporting me in my Cardiff half marathon challenge. https://t.co/cCS1sgRFys

RT The guys from @KnaufUK had great fun @tyhafan #Handcraftedbytyhafan workshop today😃 #recycling donated picture fra… https://t.co/Rq0JtqNRfl

Have you heard that our amazing Tŷ Hafan dads have been nominated for an award? They took on their epic @5in55 chal… https://t.co/dwQurYfB5T

These amazing people visited us at the hospice in prep for their epic challenge for @tyhafan -climb Snowdon, run 5… https://t.co/5BwyaNQeGR

@Davies75Julie Hi Julie, yes it is: Tŷ Hafan, Hayes Road, Sully CF64 5XX. Thanks so much

RT Well done to our amazing volunteers who have recently finished their trek along the Great Wall of #China! Thank you… https://t.co/ZF1AjyzgHQ

RT Richard and Mario from Copperstone Financial Services Swansea spent a few hours @tyhafan #Handcraftedbytyhafanhttps://t.co/dq7Y3X5uBR

RT Diolch yn fawr / Thanks v much @Healthspan for my #ibeatiwan t-shirt, hydration tablets and gum and especially the… https://t.co/CRh1jR16Qu