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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

busking

"we busked for 20 minutes - and raised enough for an hour of music therapy"

Father and son Steve and Rhys Lloyd picked up their guitars and braved the cold to support Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Faith and Teigan

""super sibs saved my girls""

When a child has a life-limiting condition, their parents need support. But what about their brothers and sisters? Read More

Rob and Poppy

"my single biggest achievement in my life"

When we arrived at Tŷ Hafan for the first time when Poppy was seven, we were exhausted and didn’t know what to expect. Read More

Starry_Night

"artist spends a sunny day and starry night with snowdogs"

We met up with Starry Night co-designer Heather Penton as she arrived in Cardiff to follow the trail. Read More

Cymraeg

""yn brofiad â’m hysbrydolodd yn fawr iawn - an inspirational experience""

Welcome to our first bilingual Family Friday blog. Read More

dolls

"getting dolled up for tŷ hafan"

It's not every day your CEO rocks up to work in a lilac ballgown.  Read More

nurse

"tŷ hafan is a happy place, full of laughter and fun"

When I tell people what job I do, they always make a face and say ‘I couldn’t do that’. I always have to explain that it’s not sad here, I love my job. Read More

Alice

""we started going to tŷ hafan last year and haven’t looked back""

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. Read More

JCP Solicitors

"my three big challenges for tŷ hafan"

I am used to taking on challenges in many forms – from the boardroom to the playroom! But nothing could have prepared me for the most physical challenge of my life.  Read More

family stories

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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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Here are just a few of our wonderful volunteers who have braved the cold and the snow to support our Snowdogs Wales Farewell Weekend and raise money for the hospice. We could not have done this without you lovely people. Thank you from all of us, the children and families. Let's hear it for the volunteers! 👏

We can't believe it's the last day of our Snowdogs Wales Farewell Weekend - only a few more hours left with our colourful canines! We've enjoyed meeting people from all over Wales, from different generations, communities and backgrounds - all joining together to support Ty Hafan.

What a pawsome adventure we have all been on together! Thanks everyone from all the staff & families at @tyhafan @SnowdogsWales #FamilyFriday http://bit.ly/2BOY19d

Amazing afternoon at the hospice with Cardiff Blues - thank you for making the children smile & laugh, for playing games with them - and letting them draw on your faces! Absolute stars, every one of you. Merry Christmas x ,

After being out in all weathers for Snowdogs WalesWales, Roodle's fur coat was looking a little lacklustre. But thanks to the hairdressing pros at Guy Christian at the Capitol, he's looking good as new, ready to strut like a mutt at our Farewell Weekend!

Christmas Season is well under way here at Tŷ Hafan with two fantastic (and utterly bonkers) pantomimes already in the books. We'd love it if you'd share your support for Tŷ Hafan this month by adding our frame to your profile picture. It's really easy, simply click the edit button on your profile picture, choose 'add frame' and search for Tŷ Hafan! That's it!

Thanks ITV Wales for visiting our new CEO - and Poppy's Dad - Rob Jones at the hospice and at home in Powys. As anyone can see from the film, our new CEO has a rare insight into the many ways Ty Hafan supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families across Wales. Please donate whatever you can this Christmas and help us and Rob make sure a short life is a full life: https://www.tyhafan.org/donate/

Ty Hafan shop has been offline since yesterday. Any idea when it will be up and running again - I want to show my mum Christmas Card options.

Last chance to see all 100 Snowdogs together under one roof at our magical Farewell Weekend at the Capitol Shopping Centre from this Friday. Tickets available here: http://snowdogstailsin.wales/

"I went busking for 20 minutes with my dad - and raised enough money to pay for an hour of music therapy at the hospice" #FamilyFriday http://bit.ly/2zVHN1e

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RT Had a lovely time admiring all the @tyhafan @SnowdogsWales today. Thank you for asking me to be part of this amazin… https://t.co/qUt6lVvgsG

RT Well done @tyhafan @SnowdogsWales such a great way of raising awareness - least we forget why all this has happened… https://t.co/Kh1Iyocc7a

Do you ask "How's Mum?" but not "How's Dad?" Tune in to @BBCRadioWales 6.30pm today & tmrw as @tyhafan dads tell their stories #dadsbareall

Meet Tom, who came to @tyhafan as a child & at 23 is now a highly involved member of our #Squad, supporting young p… https://t.co/qxDmVn93IW

Here are just a few of our superstar volunteers who have braved the cold & snow for @SnowdogsWales and @tyhafan thi… https://t.co/4nR3ADOJGw

RT To everyone visiting our final day of @SnowdogsWales #farewellweekend today, have an amazing time saying goodbye to… https://t.co/jx5SbzLBnN

RT The @tyhafan events team ready to go for the final day of the @SnowdogsWales #FarewellWeekend #NoSnowdogsWithoutSnow https://t.co/QtzgYhOYgZ

RT Last day to see @tyhafan @SnowdogsWales today! We had a great time visiting ❄️🐶 - well done to everyone involved. https://t.co/ncSOz19OgQ

We can't believe it's the last day of our @SnowdogsWales Farewell Weekend - only a few more hours left with our col… https://t.co/omRM36q2oZ

RT Pawsome news our #snowdogs Christmas decorations are now back in stock at the #snowdogsfarewellweekend store - limi… https://t.co/NL620Lo8uB

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