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"i'm a slow walker, but i never walk back"

Jasmine Spence has pledged to Pay for a Day of care, currently costing &pound;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


"sore feet, big smiles"

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


"judges blown away by windmill winners "

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

helen and emma

"grab your trainers and sign up for the cardiff half!"

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

Emma and Helen Cardiff Half Marathon

"join emma and helen for this year’s cardiff half"

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

football dads

"tŷ hafan’s match of the day"

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


"eight-year-old says goodbye to her long locks for tŷ hafan"

Two years ago Ffion-Wyn had an idea that she would like to help children less fortunate than herself. She searched and watched many videos on YouTube of people who cut their hair for charity and was inspired by all of these kind people. Once she told me her idea my mind sprung into overdrive Read More


"a fundraiser's close shave attracts 8,000 views on facebook"

Jaime St.John, from Neath, last week had his hair, beard and eyebrows shaved off live on Facebook to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan Read More

ian gough

"cross dressing clean knickers and comfortable shoes "

Well, my first effort at a blog on here so, having been used to professional criticism from the press and voicing my opinion on how poor their writing is, this could be me hit off my soap box. Read More

Paris cycle

"an adventure of a lifetime"

Until a few months ago I hadn’t ridden a bike since childhood, but last month I rode 360 miles over 3 days with my friends and colleagues from Cardiff to Paris, raising £10,000 for Tŷ Hafan and having an amazing adventure along the way! Read More

family stories

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elain's story

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


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


Take part in the Tŷ Hafan Christmas raffle for the chance of winning our fantastic top prize of £3,000 or a holiday to Lake Garda. http://www.tyhafan.org/raffle/

Join Chapel 1877 Andy Powell and Ty Hafan at Cardiff Bierkeller for the Autumn International launch party on 4th November. Buy your tickets here: https://billetto.co.uk/events/146616

Tŷ Hafan Upcycle Challenge In the build up to Cardiff Fashion Week, up-and-coming Welsh designers have been challenged to turn bags full of clothes donated to Tŷ Hafan shops into new designs. This Saturday (1 October), the winning designs will be on show in a live shop window at our Emporium Cardiff store. Make sure you drop by and discover some of the vintage bargains while seeing the fantastic winning designs. https://www.facebook.com/The-official-Cardiff-Fashion-Week-288092587955304/ http://www.visitcfw.co.uk/2016-activities/

Could you spare some time to volunteer at our head office in Sully? Our lottery team urgently needs volunteers to help process our raffle ticket sales. We will have plenty of tea and biscuits on offer, and your help will ensure that we can continue providing our services to life-limited children and their families. No experience is necessary but good attention to detail and familiarity with Microsoft Excel would be helpful. This role is available any time from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Whether you have half a day to offer or can give more time, we’d love to hear from you. If you are interested, please email Samantha.Tamang@tyhafan.org or visit our website for more information: http://www.tyhafan.org/volunteer-opportunities/ Thank you

This time last week our Dick Whittington Cast were caught up in an explosion of colour at Pendine Sands... It's safe to say that these Pantomime characters are not afraid to get their hands dirty! #dickwhittingtonsouthwales #tyhafanrainbowrun Ty Hafan

In January, Jasmine Spence decided to embark on a fundraising mission with the aim to pay for a day of care at Tŷ Hafan. With the main event of trekking up Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, with her father Ian, just around the corner, this week’s #FamilyFriday is her story. “One of the most important things I learnt was that Tŷ Hafan doesn’t just offer care for children as they approach the end of their life. The hospice is there for so much more than that.” https://goo.gl/jR4e7H

Congratulations to our Sales Team on winning the #marriottbakeoff 2nd Place Kitchen 3rd Place HR & Executive Committee What a great effort by all, raising money for the amazing Ty Hafan

Getting ready for our Swansea Marriott Bake Off for the amazing charity Ty Hafan ! Join us between 10am-12 in our gardens for coffee & cake. Let the competition begin for every department theme ! #marriottbakeoff 🍰🍰🍰🗽🍰🍰🎈🎼🍭🍫🎄☃🎂🏓⚽️🎹🏏🏆🏆🍩🐭

Rainbow Run Pendine 2016

Dress up with your cascading ruffles, sequins, beads, bows and jackets for the Ty Hafan Gatsby Ball! This is the perfect opportunity to entertain your colleagues, friends and business contacts! Please email events@tyhafan.org to secure your table


See the live window showing the winning designs of #CFW2016 and Tŷ Hafan's Upcycle Challenge this Saturday (1 Oct)… https://t.co/9icNw0xe6r

RT Sale for quality nearly new baby and toddler clothes, toys and equipment along with gifts. In aid of Ty Hafan. https://t.co/AzNWmTfnj0

RT D20 signed by @prettyviciousuk in aid of Ty Hafan. Off to see the lads at O2 Birmingham tomorrow..bring it on. https://t.co/L9VInSjwvp

Superstar volunteers needed! Could you spare some time to help us process raffle tickets? More info at… https://t.co/JRyhZo9G9v

Read Jasmine’s story as she battles Kilimanjaro to #PayForADay in this week’s #FamilyFriday https://t.co/1jKZVgB4Za https://t.co/CbiAeKhiZk

We would like to say a huge thank you to @agiletherapy for offering our amazing runners a massage at the end of the… https://t.co/Z4zeYoErFf

Just under two weeks to go until the @CardiffHalf. Help us to cheer on our fantastic fundraisers at our cheer stati… https://t.co/dIykQUUsqK

RT Finally got my #FirstFiver! I'll be donating it to @tyhafan - what will you do with yours? #FiverGiverhttps://t.co/9VqAygPR4s

RT what a fab idea. I'm donating my #firstfiver to @tyhafan imagine the difference we could make If we all did this X https://t.co/pn8hltHee9

RT Looking forward to the #festivefundraising with the lovley @Jermin_Prod Dick Whittington #panto in the Lyric… https://t.co/Fl3qPQNvDg