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

 

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. 

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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

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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!

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.

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