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

 

10

Apr

2015

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eight days and counting…

written by Mair Kinsey

Life in the Tŷ Hafan events team never stops. We are increasing the number of events that we run every year and they are getting bigger and better every time, raising both awareness of Tŷ Hafan and of course lots of money!

2

Apr

2015

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I love my job

written by Sarah Morgan

When people ask about my role at Tŷ Hafan, I always reply that I love my job....and I truly do. I first started working at Tŷ Hafan in 2003 as part of the play team, and I spent three happy years having fun with some of the most incredible children and their families.

27

Mar

2015

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sibs need us too!

written by Anna Bowyer

The sibling support service provides a variety of support including, the facilitation of socialisation between young people with life-limited siblings, from diagnosis to post-bereavement. Every month we put on a minimum of three events for the siblings of children who have been referred to Tŷ Hafan.

20

Mar

2015

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a family’s thank you

written by Amie Sainsbury

My name is Amie and my son, Callum, goes to Tŷ Hafan. He loves it and so does the whole family.

Callum is nearly three and has Ohtahara syndrome – a rare epilepsy condition. 

13

Mar

2015

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a new challenge

written by Gareth Jenkins

So my first month as the new Male Family Support Worker is over and it’s been quite a change after nearly 13 years on the Care Team.

6

Mar

2015

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the cheque is in the post

written by Matt Bolger

Regular Crackerjackpot player finds a welcome house moving present in a pile of post – a £2,000 jackpot cheque from 2013.

27

Feb

2015

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WOW! What a week it has been.

written by Emily Fradd

I’ve been saying that a lot since I joined Tŷ Hafan last year – from Rainbow Runs and Fun Days to playing Superman in the Christmas Panto, there’s never a dull moment here! 

20

Feb

2015

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spreading the word

written by Ruth Kearney

As Media and Comms Manager, my job involves liaising with the media, managing our social media platforms and working closely with families so they can tell their stories.  

13

Feb

2015

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the best job in wales

written by Jonathan O'Shea

I’m now at the end of my fourth week as the new Chief Executive of Tŷ Hafan and what a few weeks they have been.

6

Feb

2015

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tŷ hafan dad scoops fundraising award

written by tŷ hafan

Bereaved dad Gary Footman has been recognised for his fantastic fundraising achievements by his employer, HSBC, at its Extraordinary People Awards.

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