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"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


""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


"my tŷ hafan work experience journey"

The passion my interviewees had for the organisation was tangible. I just knew I had to seize the opportunity to be a part of this team.  Read More


"run the cardiff half for tŷ hafan"

In today's Family Friday, we introduce you to some of our Cardiff Half heroes Read More

costain vinci

"helping the garden grow"

It’s been well over a year now since we at Costain VINCI were first approached by Tŷ Hafan and the ‘Memorial Garden’ project was discussed. Read More

1000th lottery draw

"what it's like to tell someone they've won the lottery"

Telling someone they've won the Tŷ Hafan lottery is always emotional - because we get to say thank you for supporting life-limited children.  Read More


"loads of laughs"

In 2016, The Glee Club in Cardiff Bay welcomed a group of children, their parents and some of the Tŷ Hafan staff to one of our live comedy shows and everyone had a great time.  Read More

Revs team

"no ordinary pub crawl..."

Let’s punish our bodies and slog around England, Wales and Ireland on bikes in a hope that some people will support our efforts and donate to Tŷ Hafan! Read More

Little Apple the Snowpup

"join the snowdog scamper for tŷ hafan"

I’m Little Apple and next month I’ll be joining more than 100 other Snowdogs and Snowpups for a scamper across the city of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to raise money for the amazing children’s hospice. 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


"Each child is so unique so we need to be adaptable as a care team. "You will be with a child who is at the end of life stage, solemn and empathising with the family in the room, then you leave the room, walk up the corridor and it’s madness – children running about dressed as Power Rangers, having a sing-a-long or playing games. As nurses, we’ve just got to adapt to that and instantly switch back to being happy and cheerful." In today's #FamilyFriday one of our nurses shares what it's like to work at a children's hospice. http://bit.ly/2zCQxpx

A very #HappyDiwali from all of us at Ty Hafan

Take part in the Tŷ Hafan Christmas raffle for the chance of winning our fantastic top prize of £3,000 or a Mediterranean Cruise. Enter now for your chance to win. https://www.tyhafan.org/raffle/

With just over a month to go, we are counting down the days until The Enchanted Garden Ball on Friday 17 November at The Celtic Manor Resort. Put on your finest dress and join us for a magical evening of entertainment, gourmet dining and fantastic fundraising. You really won't want to miss the auction with the fabulous prizes up for grabs, such as an overnight stay and meal for two at The Hardwick, an exclusive flight with Ian Gough as your pilot and a precious one off piece of wheelchair art beautifully created by the Children at Tŷ Hafan. For more information and to book your space, please email events@tyhafan.org.

Thanks Snowdog Tails! Billy LOVED completing Bark in the Bay today 💓

Delighted to launch the Ty Hafan Christmas Silver Star 100% profits to Ty Hafan, buy yours now!!! bit.ly/2hHl5y7

“When we go to Ty Hafan she runs in, shouts ‘I’m back!’, finds her favourite toys and investigates her room, which is usually decorated fit for a Disney princess. She loves it." http://bit.ly/2wSrY6e #FamilyFriday #HospiceCareWeek

"When you see people going home after a stay, smiling faces, really enjoyed their week, we've made a difference to them and I think that's really really important. "I get satisfaction from that, seeing the families go home with those smiles, with those memories with their lovely children" #HospiceCareWeek http://bit.ly/2rPS5s9

Why is a children's hospice something you should celebrate? We'll let Chris tell you in his own words... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBUIz1_Jyj0 … #HospiceCareWeek Hospice UK Ty Hafan


Showing our lovely ambassadors some love today, ending in some Halloween arts & crafts in the hospice play room… https://t.co/AhQZmxkt4z

RT Check out @tyhafan Instagram stories today for all the updates on @VisitCFW @tyhafan design challenge live window d… https://t.co/CbfzqDFl3A

RT Visiting @tyhafan Emporium #cardiff today for the @VisitCFW & tŷ hafan designer challenge live window display 📸 👗👚 https://t.co/nRSNNcuKk2

RT Poor Bugsbee got a little injury and had to have a little visit from the vets! Please #ProtectOurPack and let us kn… https://t.co/F6JA50PE9i

RT @tyhafan It certainly is ! Its amazing , proud to work in partnership with this great organisation

"Tŷ Hafan is a happy place, full of laughter and fun" https://t.co/EpP351IBV0 #FamilyFriday https://t.co/yRkru1bF6V

Thank you to Alice's family for sharing their story and to @marksmith1985 and @WalesOnline for the article. Alice i… https://t.co/SfBpm4gFJ7

@AliIndge Hi - we're not accepting them as payment in our shops but you can still donate them in our collection boxes. Thanks!

This year we are celebrating 18 wonderful years of being there. Join us for a magical evening to celebrate… https://t.co/JXWiK4shxr