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

 

30

Jan

2015

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katie’s story

written by katie

If you were to pass me in the street you would think that
I am a healthy teenage girl, but behind all of this, lies a
story I never really open up about unless you know me.

22

Jan

2015

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photographing amazing chefs at tŷ hafan

written by Paul Fears

Tŷ Hafan is an amazing place and one that is very close to my and my family's heart. "When I can, I like to help out with some photography and Ruth called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would take some photographs for the forthcoming Chefs" Night Out fundraising dinner.

16

Jan

2015

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wacky world of fundraising

written by Cath Smith

Nineteen days, a few hundred Christmas gifts, several Cardiff Devils and Cardiff City players, six pantomimes, three costumes, a wrapping party, a festive quiz, a late night hairdressing session and one 15ft spruce pine tree saved from almost certain doom.

9

Jan

2015

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design with a difference

written by Helen

CR Design has been Tŷ Hafan’s supplier for communication and design materials for the last two years, and we are so proud to be involved with such an important charity. 

24

Dec

2014

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my first few weeks at ty hafan

written by Henry Dernie

A word of caution to new starters, especially those starting around December time – if you are sent to see “what the pantomime is all about”, you are being stitched up!

19

Dec

2014

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every little helps

written by Tesco

Each Christmas for the last 3 years, my team and I have been collecting presents for children who are ill in hospital over the Christmas period. This has been led by Kath Thomas and Leanne Rogers who have put a lot of time and effort into doing this for children less fortunate than their own, by asking staff at Tesco head Office in Cardiff to “buy one extra”  present for Christmas. 

12

Dec

2014

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voices making a change

written by Alia Hassan

I first came across Ty Hafan watching the Beautiful Lives documentary in 2011, so when the opportunity came up to join this campaign, of course, I jumped at the chance.

5

Dec

2014

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a grandad’s thank you

written by John McCarthy

In November 2006 my daughter, Tegan gave birth to my wonderful granddaughter, Liorah. Tegan was only 18 when she had Liorah but she has been a mother-in-a-million.

28

Nov

2014

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#givingtuesday stock appeal

written by Matt Williams

On 2 December this year, Tŷ Hafan will be taking part in #GivingTuesday to ask for your support for stock, at a time when many charities are experiencing a low in the volume of stock donations. 

21

Nov

2014

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crackerjackpot Chris in the community

written by Chris Harris

 

It is my job to recruit new members for the Crackerjackpot Lottery, which contributes a large amount of the necessary funding for Tŷ Hafan to continue to provide its vital work with life-limited children and their families. 

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