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.

#familyfriday

 

23

Sep

2016

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i'm a slow walker, but i never walk back

written by Jasmine Spence

Jasmine Spence has pledged to Pay for a Day of care, currently costing £10,958, by taking on some incredible fundraising challenges that includes organising and hosting an evening of music at Buffalo Bar in Cardiff and culminating in trekking Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, with her father Ian.

16

Sep

2016

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sore feet, big smiles

written by Eleri Dowell

Quantum Advisory has been actively fundraising over the past few months as part of Tŷ Hafan’s “Pay for a Day” initiative – with the aim of raising £11,000 to pay for a whole day of care at Tŷ Hafan.

9

Sep

2016

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judges blown away by windmill winners

written by Luca Pucella

Congratulations to the winners of our windmill design competition! 

Children supported by Tŷ Hafan created windmills at the hospice and the winning designs will be replicated for next Summer. 

2

Sep

2016

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grab your trainers and sign up for the cardiff half!

written by Helen Young

So for years I have toyed with the idea of attempting to ‘run’ the Cardiff Half Marathon and for years I have put it off with always a great excuse: too  busy, ‘there’s always next year’ attitude, getting pregnant and having Jack (that’s at least two years out, right?).

26

Aug

2016

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join emma and helen for this year’s cardiff half

written by Emma Sankey

In the lead up to the half marathon my days were as varied as discussing training plans, to deciding what colour dress a male participant should run in…I was hooked. 

19

Aug

2016

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tŷ hafan’s match of the day

written by Jason Pedrick

As well as caring for life-limited children and young people, Tŷ Hafan’s support extends to mums, dads, siblings and grandparents.  Our dads’ group continues to go from strength–to–strength, and last weekend , we held a Dads’ vs Staff football match in Bridgend.

12

Aug

2016

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eight-year-old says goodbye to her long locks for tŷ hafan

written by Sioned and Ffion-Wyn Davies

Two years ago Ffion-Wyn had an idea that she would like to help children less fortunate than herself. She searched and watched many videos on YouTube of people who cut their hair for charity and was inspired by all of these kind people. Once she told me her idea my mind sprung into overdrive

5

Aug

2016

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a fundraiser's close shave attracts 8,000 views on facebook

written by Jaime St John

Jaime St.John, from Neath, last week had his hair, beard and eyebrows shaved off live on Facebook to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan

29

Jul

2016

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cross dressing clean knickers and comfortable shoes

written by Ian Gough

Well, my first effort at a blog on here so, having been used to professional criticism from the press and voicing my opinion on how poor their writing is, this could be me hit off my soap box.

22

Jul

2016

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an adventure of a lifetime

written by Matt Jones

Until a few months ago I hadn’t ridden a bike since childhood, but last month I rode 360 miles over 3 days with my friends and colleagues from Cardiff to Paris, raising £10,000 for Tŷ Hafan and having an amazing adventure along the way!

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