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The Prince of Wales

"our royal visit"

Today, I had the great pleasure and honour to meet HRH Prince Charles, following in my mother’s footsteps who met him on his first ever visit back in 2001.  Read More

Katie

"katie had us wrapped around her little finger from the start"

Heartbroken new dad Stephen only had a few precious days with his beautiful baby daughter. Six years on, he revisits Tŷ Hafan and tells us how the memories he made here at the hospice with Katie will last forever.  Read More

Cathy from Glass by Design

"fundraising by design"

Anyone living in Penarth or running to catch the train from Penarth Station could not have missed our very special Snowpup window display in aid of Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Rob & Poppy

"stepping through the doors of tŷ hafan"

From the moment my family walked through those doors with Poppy, we knew that this was a life-changing place. Read More

Katie Palmer

"i never take one single breath for granted"

Katie has an ‘invisible illness’ called Noonan-like Syndrome and was supported by Tŷ Hafan children's hospice from the age of 13. She's now 20, attends college and is a member of the Squad. Read More

Penny Collins

"a crafty way to raise funds"

Hi, my name's Penny and I'm very excited to tell you about a crafty new project at Tŷ Hafan. Read More

BBC Radio Wales

"dads bare all for documentary"

Do you ask "How's Mum?" and not "How's Dad?" when a family is facing tough times? Read More

Christmas post

"a special christmas message from santa"

For the last Family Friday before Christmas, we thought you'd prefer to hear from the big man himself: Santa. Read More

Rob and Poppy

"thank you to everyone who helped snowdogs raise nearly £200k"

As CEO and Poppy's dad, I can tell you exactly what the money raised by Snowdogs means to families. Read More

Snowdog

"what a pawsome adventure we have all been on together! "

Snowdogs: Tails in Wales has captured the imagination of the region and brightened up the grey autumn days across Cardiff and the Vale. Read More

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Elain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In this week’s #FamilyFriday, Sam tells us how she followed in her mother’s footsteps when she met our patron HRH The Prince of Wales at Tŷ Hafan this morning, 17 years after his first visit. "Today, I had the great pleasure and honour to meet HRH Prince Charles, following in my mother’s footsteps who met him on his first ever visit back in 2001." https://goo.gl/G94jDP

We were honoured to welcome our patron HRH The Prince of Wales to the hospice this morning. His visit began with a greeting from staff as he arrived and was followed by him signing the hand print he made on his last visit on our famous hand print wall, before he met with families and guests on a tour of the hospice. Thank you so much to Clarence House for the wonderful visit and we look forward to seeing you again. Keep an eye out for today's #FamilyFriday for more on our #RoyalVisit

Are you missing our Snowdogs as much as we are? We had such a pawsome time over the autumn on the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales trail and, with over 350,000 visits to the trail, we know you loved it too. To help us know what you loved and what could be done differently next time, please would you spend a few minutes answering this survey https://www.cvent.com/d/ntqr2c Thank you so much

There is still time to take advantage of our Write a Will offer. You can protect your loved ones, while supporting Ty Hafan. Between 26 February and 11 March, solicitors from all over south Wales has agreed to write Wills for Tŷ Hafan supporters for a suggested donation of £50 for a Simple Will or £75 for a Mirror Will instead of paying their fee. Please call 029 2053 2255 for more information. www.tyhafan.org/writeawill #legaladvice #solicitors #will #tyhafan #childrenshospice #mirrorwill #simplewill #donation

"Katie was feisty - she had us wrapped around her little finger from the start" Heartbroken new dad Stephen only had a few precious days with his beautiful baby daughter. Six years on, he revisits Tŷ Hafan and tells #FamilyFriday how the memories he made here at the hospice with Katie will last forever. Read his story here: http://bit.ly/2EtxSOY

We love each and every one of our fantastic supporters. Happy Valentine's Day from everyone at Tŷ Hafan https://youtu.be/OIUM1T8cp3o

"I can still see her in my arms and how I was talking to her. And then she took her final breath. She would be six now. "Every year we do a fundraising event to say thank you to Tŷ Hafan and to raise money. She’s always going to be involved with us and our lives - and that's mostly thanks to Tŷ Hafan" #DadsMatter

Have you written your will yet? Protect your loved ones, support @tyhafan and get your Will written for only £50. Between 26 February and 11 March, a team of solicitors has agreed to write Wills for Tŷ Hafan supporters for a suggested donation of £50 for a Simple Will or £75 for a Mirror Will instead of paying their fee. And with solicitors taking part all across south Wales, you should be able to find a solicitor near you. Please call 029 2053 2255 for more information. www.tyhafan.org/writeawill #legaladvice #solicitors #will #tyhafan #childrenshospice #mirrorwill #simplewill #donation

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RT The @tyhafan events team were busy at the launch of our new Disneyland Paris Run Weekend event launch today... with… https://t.co/9hiiNhL62D

Join us from 11-3 at Tŷ Hafan today for cookies and crafts to find out about our exciting new #TyHafanRunDisney eve… https://t.co/DpyHytY5xY

In this week’s #FamilyFriday, Sam tells us how she followed in her mother’s footsteps when she met our patron HRH T… https://t.co/ywD7CyGpE1

RT Flags at the ready! Waiting to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales to @tyhafan https://t.co/lJ6ltE1mvz

RT The Prince is Patron of @tyhafan, a charity that provides support for children with life-limiting conditions and th… https://t.co/d3XYijN4xF

RT HRH views @tyhafan’s specially adapted outdoor playground, which benefits from beautiful views of the sea. https://t.co/jRSNmBvO9i

RT During The Prince’s visit to @tyhafan in 2001, HRH left his hand print on the charity’s colourful hand print wall.… https://t.co/ba2yVD3tyj

We were overwhelmed by the time and attention The Prince of Wales gave to our families and staff during his visit t… https://t.co/Ck14meOQl0

RT The Prince of Wales is today carrying out engagements in sunny South Wales. This morning, HRH arrived in Sully and… https://t.co/UBWZfK4JG0

Incredibly honoured to welcome our patron HRH Prince of Wales to Tŷ Hafan today. A lovely welcome by our staff befo… https://t.co/KQxazsgpMu

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