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forever a part of our hospice

"forever a part of our hospice"

We were delighted and honoured to welcome some very special visitors to Tŷ Hafan this week as the nieces of our founder, Suzanne Goodall, came for a visit. Read More


"bt offices cycle in support of tŷ hafan dad"

While 40 brave supporters were taking on the Ride to the Rugby challenge from Cardiff to Dublin, colleagues of participant and Tŷ Hafan dad, James Meacham, decided to take their very own BT office Bikeathon to show their support, collectively cycling 280 miles over 12 hours. Read More


"ian's still reaching his peak"

82 year old Ian, with the semi-disability of Osteoarthritis, takes on a mountainous hike over the Black Mountains for Tŷ Hafan  Read More


"how suzanne built tŷ hafan"

This weekend, we celebrate 21 years since Suzanne Goodall opened Tŷ Hafan, the first children’s hospice in Wales. Read More

Nuns on the run

"the story of the nuns on the run"

Hi Everyone…  My name is Lance and I head up “Nuns On The Run” Rally Challenge Team. As a former member of the Royal Air Force, I have always been involved in fundraising one way or another… Read More


"a beautiful addition to our memorial garden"

We're starting 2020 with a special addition to our memorial garden to accompany our birdsong project, lovingly and expertly crafted by local stonemasons. Read More


"thousands brave icy barry island sea"

Brave swimmers jumped into 2020 by taking part in the Barry Island New Year’s Day Dip! Read More


"santa pays us a flying visit"

Santa swapped his sleigh for the recognisable red and green helicopter this week and flew into the hospice to surprise the children, families and staff with an extra special visit. Read More


"it's a cracker!"

Tŷ Hafan joins forces with Scarlets stars for festive world record attempt Read More

Book of Beasties

"a gift to help mental well being"

As part of their "Dedicated to..." series, creative story-tellers and developers of 'The Book of Beasties' have supplied Tŷ Hafan with mental well being resources for life-limited children and their siblings to help encourage emotional expression in families. Our Sibling Support Practitioner, Anna, tells us about the benefits of these fantastic resources that have been gifted to Tŷ Hafan. Read More

family stories

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osian's story

Just hours after Osian Liddlell was born, his parents' joy turned to fear, as their precious baby boy was transferred to the neo natal intensive care unit. A rash had spread across his face and body and doctors immediately started carrying out tests to find out why.  Read More


riley's story

When baby Riley came into the world 7 years ago, his parents couldn't wait for him to meet his three older brothers. But as soon as Riley was born, his parents knew something wasn't quite right.  Read More

Molly and Emily

molly and emily's story

Sisters Molly and Emily bring so much joy and love to their mum and dad's lives, but since they were born, life is not how their parents James and Sarah ever expected it to be.  Both girls were born healthy babies two years apart but as time went on, their parents noticed their daughters weren't developing as they should be. Read More


lilly-may's story

Doctors diagnosed Lilly-May with Leukodystrophy, a life-limiting brain condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for nearly everything we do from our heartbeats to walking. Read More


luca's story

Luca Pucella was a happy, energetic little boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous zest for life.  He brought love and joy to the lives of his family, his friends and everyone who knew him.  But something made Luca different to other boys.  He suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition, and in November 2017, when he was just eleven years old, Luca passed away. Read More


felix's story

When Dan and Alex's baby son Felix was just a few months old, his parents received the devastating news that their little boy had a life-limiting condition and would never walk, talk or even live past infancy. Read More


cai's story

Even though Micaela knew she had a high risk pregnancy, she and her partner Matthew had no idea about just how poorly their little boy was going to be. 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



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