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Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

"taking on the welsh 3 peaks challenge for tŷ hafan"

Many of us have regularly raised funds for the charity in the past so we thought it would be a good team bonding challenge for us to support our favourite charity by taking on the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge. Read More

acorns snowpup

"snowpups let off their leashes"

We’re looking forward to the start of our Snowdogs: Tails in Wales sculpture trail after a flurry of special deliveries! Read More

Volunteers' Week

"andy's legacy"

Andy spent 13 years making a difference at Tŷ Hafan, first as a volunteer and then as a much-loved and respected member of staff. Read More

Paul Hessey

"why i volunteer"

Volunteer for Tŷ Hafan. You will challenge yourself, improve your skills and have fun. You won’t regret it. Read More

Children's Hospice Week

"why a children's hospice is something you should celebrate"

Meet Chris and find out why he's celebrating Children's Hospice Week with Tŷ Hafan. Read More


"when the snowdogs came to stay "

The children at Acorns Nursery talk about the magical moment when the Snowdogs came to stay Read More


"celebrate our nurses"

To celebrate International Nurses Day we spoke to three of our nurses to find out why they love what they do. Read More

Great Wall of China

"ready, trek, go!"

This week's Family Friday is brought to you all the way from China, 4,977 miles away! Read More

Ian Gough

"how to win the heart of a welsh rugby legend"

Support Wales rugby star Ian Gough as he treks the Great Wall of China for Tŷ Hafan . Read More


"why nige will be cycling wales in a day"

Hi, my name is Nige and I would like to share my story. 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


With your help this summer Ty Hafan can give children like Kayden the chance to play and have fun, like all children deserve to. Whilst mums like Lisa can relax knowing their child is in a safe environment www.tyhafan.org/kayden

"We arrived in high temperatures, it was like walking in a furnace but we forced ourselves up the mountainside, driven on by the families this money would help, and we made it completing the challenge. "Many of the team were emotional at the end, elated, sharing this elation, and joy with family members who had turned up to support them." #FamilyFriday #Welsh3Peaks http://bit.ly/2s3g9qs

Come and join us for our annual Tŷ Hafan Family Fun Day on Saturday 05 August, discover the beautiful grounds of Tŷ Hafan, Hayes Road, Sully, CF64 5XX and be the first to meet a selection Snowdogs before they go on tour around Cardiff and the Vale. We have lots of attractions including a funfair, fantastic local craft stalls and of course our hospice tours so you can see first hand the amazing work the Tŷ Hafan care team do, before heading over to the main lawn for some lunch from a huge range of local food specialists! Don't forget to stop by the main stage to join in the fun and games, or to listen to the talent of our fantastic live singers and bands. We’ll be opening the gates between 12pm and 5pm and will have a raffle, attractions, play area and more! This year’s Fun Day will be the biggest yet, and we are so grateful for the level of interest shown by the local community. As we have limited space available on site, we are selling advance tickets for guaranteed entry. Tickets are £2 each and Under 5's go free!! A limited number of tickets will be available on the day, but please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please direct all enquiries to: events@tyhafan.org or call us on 029 2053 2283. **** Tickets going onsale soon ****

“Hi, this is my gorgeous son Kayden. Ty Hafan have supported us for the last few years. This summer, please join me in supporting them so they can continue doing their fantastic work, and can help to make sure children like Kayden get the chance to play and have fun.” - Lisa, Kayden's mum To find out how you can support children like Kayden, please visit www.tyhafan.org/kayden

Want to take on the Tŷ Hafan Taff trail Cycle Challenge this year but do it slightly different? Why not dress up likes these past participants did? www.thetafftrail.co.uk

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Thank you so much to everyone who took on the mighty Welsh3Peaks Challenge on Saturday! Despite the very hot weather, you managed to complete the challenge and should be incredibly proud of yourselves for this huge achievement. Thank you for supporting Tŷ Hafan. The official Welsh3Peaks photos will be up soon!

Snowdogs: Tails in Wales is just three months away and we can feel the excitement building. More than 40 schools, community groups and education and training providers participating in our Learning Programme have now met their Snowpups so they can get down to the important business of coming up with unique designs and names for their pups. Watch this week’s #FamilyFriday video and see how the children at programme sponsors, Acorns Nurseries, react when they met their pup for the first time https://goo.gl/CVseJ4


RT We're hosting a Charity Quiz Night on 6th July supporting @tyhafan & @DepaulUK. Only £8 a ticket, includes Pizza &… https://t.co/5QVwiykBEQ

RT It’s #NationalSunglassesDay! Check out these snazzy shades from the Ensono team! All proceeds going to @tyhafan and… https://t.co/59RWEPsFcb

Tredegar Rainbow Runners, say hello to your paint sponsors @atal_uk @colin_laver, Griffiths Civil Engineering and C… https://t.co/xHbd4qBkFm

Thank you @TaiCalon for kindly sponsoring a paint station at this years Rainbow Run Tredegar! We look forward to se… https://t.co/eMHPlSdtMM

Everyone loves a denim day! 💙 We love this #vintage shirt and nautical style skirt from our Albany Road #Cardiff st… https://t.co/iG9nj9K1Q7

RT At the fabulous @tyhafan today, talking all things crafty!!! Right in the comfort zone 💚 https://t.co/HKzQqfTcnY

RT Loved showing Penny how to make a pillowcase dress at @tyhafan today!!! https://t.co/KS1aLHLvJx

Thank you @WalesOnline for your fantastic coverage of our Summer Appeal featuring Kayden over the weekend… https://t.co/wcPN5nmvrD

RT I am 25% of reaching my £300 target for rainbow run to raise money for @tyhafan !if you would like to sponsor me: https://t.co/kh087f8hw7 💜