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

 

15

Jul

2016

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former tŷ hafan shop manager launches vintage dress range at cardiff's emporium

written by Bethany Picton

Fueled from a love of authentic vintage fashion and a passion for Welsh fashion manufacture, the ‘Bethany Picton’ label replicates true vintage items as well as proudly possessing a ‘made in Wales’ label. 

8

Jul

2016

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tŷ hafan all-stars

written by James Pepper

The journey to the UK Forum’s All Stars all began for me with a phone call from David Grant. I had just got in from work one evening and my mobile rang, it was Dave, he asked me if I would captain Tŷ Hafan for the 2016 All Stars. 

30

Jun

2016

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cycling dad gets on his bike for ‘vital cause’

written by James Bulleid

Beep, beep, beep – that is all I could hear as I tried to get to sleep on the 1 March 2016 at 0400 in the morning.

24

Jun

2016

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four friends tackle 400-mile bike ride for tŷ hafan

written by Tim Howells

My name is Tim Howells. Myself and three of my lifelong friends decided to take a bike ride from Santander, Northern Spain, to Hourtin, near Bordeaux France – a distance of about 400 miles through the Pyrenees.

17

Jun

2016

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rob tackles 100km ultra marathon for tŷ hafan

written by Rob Harrison

I did it! Saturday 28 May has been and gone and I can now very proudly say that I achieved my impossible dream of going from one half marathon to a 100km ultra marathon in just six months! People said I was crazy, people said it couldn't be done – but London to Brighton 100km...tick...done!

10

Jun

2016

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emporium tŷ hafan online launches

written by chloe payne

I love shopping! I mean who doesn’t love a bit of retail therapy here and there?

3

Jun

2016

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volunteer lands dream job

written by laura thomas

I love Tŷ Hafan. My five year old daughter, Lily loves Tŷ Hafan. We’re such a Tŷ Hafan family.

27

May

2016

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“i’m not alone with the support of super sibs”

written by tŷ hafan siblings

The theme for this year’s national Children’s Hospice Week (May 23 – 29) is ‘putting families first’ to highlight how children’s hospices like Tŷ Hafan help families treasure their precious time together. 

20

May

2016

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why a tŷ hafan dad loves being a taff trail marshal

written by peter russ

I have been marshalling at the Taff Trail Cycle Challenge as a sweeper with the help of others for eight years now I think, this will be the ninth or tenth – I can never remember.

13

May

2016

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day in the life of a complementary therapy practitioner

written by abi tong

I have been lucky enough to be part of the Tŷ Hafan family for the last three years. I initially started as a volunteer not long after graduating from my degree at the end of 2012, before stepping in to cover a maternity leave post. I then became a sessional worker, before having a temporary part-time contract which finally became a full time permanent contract last November.

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