Ty Hafan

#family friday

#familyfriday is a series of blogs capturing all aspects of Tŷ Hafan, from family experiences and fundraising achievements, to insights into volunteering and examples of how ‘Team Tŷ Hafan’ is making a difference in communities across Wales.

"the children and families are at the heart of what we do and why we do it"

Cath Thompson - Head of Care Services

#familyfriday

 

24

Feb

2017

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no matter what life throws at him he just gets on with it

written by Lisa Broom

My son Kayden was born at 26 weeks in the back of an ambulance near Oxford. We spent the first two-and-a-half years of his life in three hospitals, miles from our home in Merthyr. Then the doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for him. 

17

Feb

2017

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meet the snowdogs

written by Sara Webber

If you've visited the hospice recently, you will have noticed two bright green dogs guarding the entrance.

10

Feb

2017

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top chefs cook to provide small miracles

written by Hannah Williams

I’m Hannah and I’m the Community Services Manager at Tŷ Hafan. Last weekend I was fortunate to be invited to be part of the incredible Chefs’ Night Out 2017. 

3

Feb

2017

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families experience the magic of hogwarts

written by George Johnson, Leisuretime Director

To offer the families a fabulous day out is a real privilege.

27

Jan

2017

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volunteer daniel brings army skills to china trek

written by Daniel Allen

My name’s Daniel Allen and I’ve set myself an exciting challenge for 2017 – joining Tŷ Hafan’s China Trek to the Great Wall.

20

Jan

2017

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fast parts rallying to pay for second day of care

written by Nathan Travis

Back in 2016 we were eager to raise enough money to reach £10,958 and Pay for a Day at Tŷ Hafan. After much consideration, the Fast Parts Family Rainbow Rally was born.

13

Jan

2017

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why we need our superstar volunteers

written by Alex Fagan

When I started working at Tŷ Hafan last spring I was bowled over by the support from the Welsh public. 

6

Jan

2017

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one step at a time

written by Gary Footman

Gary Footman, 40, from Swansea, will walk the Great Wall of China next spring in support of Tŷ Hafan, the hospice where his daughter Evie received end of life care aged just four months.

23

Dec

2016

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a special christmas message

written by Tŷ Hafan

Wales rugby star Leigh Halfpenny greeted Santa as he arrived by Wales Air Ambulance to wish our children and their families a very Merry Christmas.

16

Dec

2016

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how to turn a £1 coat into a handbag

written by Samantha Hussey

I started cutting out of a wool jacket I found at the Tŷ Hafan charity shop in Aberdare. It was on their clearance rail so only cost me £1!

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