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"i'm running the snowdon marathon four times in 24 hours - all for tŷ hafan"

Meeting the staff and families at Tŷ Hafan has inspired Andy James to run Snowdon Marathon and incredible four times in 24 hours - please read his story and help him raise money for the hospice. Read More

classic car and bike rally

"rallying around fundraising"

Castle School’s Maiden Classic Car and Bike Run Celebrating its tenth year by raising money for Tŷ Hafan Read More

Porthcawl Elvis Festival Director Peter Phillips

"well bless my soul - elvis is supporting tŷ hafan!"

Porthcawl Elvis Festival director Peter Phillips tells us about how he got involved with Tŷ Hafan - thanks to a young Elvis fan staying at the hospice. Read More

Families at Tŷ Hafan

"live for today, plan for tomorrow "

The topic of wills and future planning is never easy to think about, and is quite often at the bottom of peoples ‘to do’ list. It really doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom. Actually, it should be the opposite. Read More

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

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


Thank you for loving your local hospice #HospiceCareWeek #HeartMyHospice

Our team pulled out all the stops for #hatson4cpc ICPCN - International Children's Palliative Care Network today - we had cowboys, pirates, santas, princesses, cops and mother-of-the-bride creations! Join us in celebrating the care and support palliative care teams provide to families here in the UK and all across the world.

Just a few days left to apply for one of our gold bond places for 2019s London Marathon - don't miss out!! Applications close Monday 15 October! Email james.dhale@tyhafan.org to register your interest and remember#BlisterAreBrailleForAwesome

The amazing Andy is supporting us by running the Snowdon Marathon FOUR TIMES in 24 hours! Please read his #FamilyFriday story and help him raise funds for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Wales. https://bit.ly/2PvU9RB

These Tŷ Hafan dads conquered FIVE mountains in 55 hrs #5in55 to raise money and awareness for children and families like theirs. Now they're down to the final 3 in the JustGiving Awards for Fundraising Team of the Year. Please show them you care - VOTE for them now! Click on this link to show your support: https://bit.ly/2A0qj2h

When you ask people what Tŷ Hafan means to them, answers are often varied and always very personal. One popular response is that Tŷ Hafan provides our families with memories and experiences they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have. The pressure on parents living the role of carer, 24 hours a day, means that treasuring the moments that they have together can take a back seat. Everything we do at Tŷ Hafan is to ensure that our families can make the most of the precious time they have together. Short-break care takes some of the pressure of being a carer away and allows them to be a family. Unique therapy sessions help children to develop skills that can often surpass their parents and, even, doctors’ expectations. Our outreach programme means we can bring what makes Tŷ Hafan special into the home. Most of all, Tŷ Hafan provides a source of support. Thank you for supporting Tŷ Hafan this #HospiceCareWeek #HeartMyHospice

We’ve gone all yellow in the hospice today to show our support of #HospiceCareWeek. Hospice care covers such a wide variety of services, but play is definitely a favourite! So out came the story umbrella, toys of all sorts and an amazing array of musical instruments, making the living area the place to be this morning #HeartMyHospice

The word ‘hospice’ conjures up a lot of different emotions and, very often, people will have their own preconceived ideas as to what a place like Tŷ Hafan will be like. You’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a sad place. But from the moment you walk through the entrance and are welcomed by smiling faces and bright and brilliant colours, you know that it is something special. Tŷ Hafan is a fun place that’s full of joy and every day we aim to make new memories for our families to cherish #HeartMyHospice Tŷ Hafan can change a family’s life in all sorts of positive ways. But without our fantastic supporters, we simply couldn’t continue to provide the very best of holistic palliative care for all the children and families in Wales that need us. If you’d like to support us in any way, visit https://zurl.co/KpDG today. #HospiceCareWeek

This week is #HospiceCareWeek and we want as many people in our local community to shout ‘I #HeartMyHospice’! We will be bustling with activities throughout the week, so keep an eye out here for some of the highlights! And why not get involved and #GoYellow? www.hospiceuk.org/go-yellow


RT The Dad's group tackling tragedy and mountains together while raising funds for @tyhafan https://t.co/TcgiPnT88m… https://t.co/jPZKKg60nG

If there was a @Justgiving award for Dads of the Year we know who'd win, but you can still help the @tyhafan #5in55https://t.co/z3XPC20vOv

RT Forget voting for The X Factor or Strictly - this weekend you can vote for some real-life stars: the @tyhafanhttps://t.co/2CeRfdztqM

Thank you for loving your local hospice #HospiceCareWeek #HeartMyHospice https://t.co/w2yqb4vL2S

Forget voting for The X Factor or Strictly - this weekend you can vote for some real-life stars: the @tyhafanhttps://t.co/2CeRfdztqM

Our @tyhafan team pulled out all the stops for #hatson4cpc @ICPCN today - we had cowboys, pirates, santas, princess… https://t.co/x2L8FAKrbD

RT These @tyhafan dads conquered 5 mountains in 55 hrs #5in55 to raise money & awareness for children & families like… https://t.co/g64YXab1Yi

Still going strong, here are a few words from @hine86 on the last day of his incredible five days, five marathons,… https://t.co/GnzMNOfDEj

Just a few days left to apply for one of our gold bond places for 2019s London Marathon - don't miss out!! Applicat… https://t.co/LUkRAD1mwp

@CoastRestaurant Well done Tom, what a hero! Sending all our love from the hospice. Thank you for your incredible support 🏆