Ty Hafan


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ultra marathon

"Scott and Gaz’s Ultramarathon for Tŷ Hafan"

Running a marathon in tough enough, but for HMS Cambria’s Scott and Gaz a 46 mile ultramarathon for Tŷ Hafan was the order of the day! Read More

seven in seven

"Sam’s epic ‘Seven in Seven Challenge’"

Running one marathon is a challenge enough – but running seven marathons in seven days is on a whole other level. Here Sam Lewis, from Burry Port, explains why she took on her epic ‘Seven in Seven Challenge’ for Tŷ Hafan last month. Read More

Demi and Darren

"darren’s ‘five days of fitness’ challenge for tŷ hafan"

Valleys personal trainer Darren Lukaris is set to undertake his third fundraising challenge for us next week, starting on Bank Holiday Monday. Darren, whose little sister Demi receives care and support from Tŷ Hafan, will be joined by colleagues and clients to tackle Five Days of Fitness at the gym he runs in Ebbw Vale. Here he explains what this challenge will entail and what’s motivating him to do it. Read More

Marathon in may

"tŷ hafan’s marathon in may is mentally and physically amazing!"

Julie Joyner has arthritis and chronic pain disease. But this did not stop Julie, from Gorslas, from tackling our Marathon in May fundraising challenge last year during lockdown and now she is planning to do it again next month. Here she explains why. Read More

Scouts ty hafan

"We are inspired by the amazing work Tŷ Hafan does"

A Scouting group from Sully will be cleaning up an area of beach one weekend in May and they are hoping to raise lots of money for Tŷ Hafan in the process! In this week’s Family Friday, Sully 1st Scouts tell us about their litter-picking plans and why they decided to support our hospice.  Read More

Morrisons Family Friday

"More Morrisons Champions visit Tŷ Hafan"

Two more Morrisons community champions visited Tŷ Hafan this week, as the three-year partnership between our hospice, Morrisons and Together for Short Lives gathers momentum. Read More

Cardiff Half Marathon

"So good to be running for Tŷ Hafan on home turf"

Last Sunday, on a cold but sunny morning, 120 of you ran 13.1 miles through the streets of the Welsh capital to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan. Here Jodie Harris reflects on the much-longed for return of the Cardiff Half Marathon, the first event of its kind for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Gareth Wisdom

"Why include a gift in your will for Tŷ Hafan"

In this week’s blog Gareth Wisdom, partner and Head of Will & Estate Planning at Hugh James, explains why we should all take time to write a will, and the difference that including a gift in your will for Tŷ Hafan will make. Read More

Centenarian reflects

"A Centenarian Reflects for Tŷ Hafan "

Basil Smith, the 101-year-old tennis playing legend from West Wales, has written and published his autobiography with all proceeds going to Tŷ Hafan. We spoke to Basil, and his family, to find out more.  Read More

Family Friday

"Tŷ Hafan help our family"

Last month, nine-year-old Juwayriyah did her first sponsored walk - clocking up an amazing 15 miles and raising more than £400 for Tŷ Hafan in the process. Here she and her mum, explain why she did it and what Tŷ Hafan means to their family. Read More

family stories

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Cai's story

cai's story

“So much has happened in my life with Cai. When he was little he was diagnosed with the ultra-rare Vici Syndrome and even though he has died I take a lot of comfort from the way it happened and how it happened. Read More

jalene sat in a chair shaded by colourful umbrellas

jalene's story

As the first anniversary of her death in July 2020 approaches, Beverley shares her late daughter’s story, and how Tŷ Hafan helped Jalene to have the best life, and death, possible.  Read More

Ollie's Story

ollie's story

Sophie and Sean were just 22 when their little son Ollie was diagnosed with the ultra-rare MOSAIC Syndrome. Here Sophie shares their story and explains how Tŷ Hafan is, quite literally, a lifeline for the whole family. Read More

Jaiden's story

jaiden's story

Jaiden, 14, has counselling and music therapy with Tŷ Hafan and all from the comfort of his own home in Llandrindod Wells. Here, he and mum, Anne-Marie, share their story and explain what Tŷ Hafan means to them. Read More

Molly and Emily laughing together

molly and emily’s story

My name is Sarah and I am Mum of two beautiful girls Molly and Emily who both have Rett syndrome. Read More

harley and becca

harley's story

Harley, a “cheeky chops” seven-year-old from Llanelli, is definitely one of a kind. He had his first operation on a cystic lung when he was still inside his mum Becca’s tummy and at two days old, he had open surgery to remove most of his left lung. Read More


osian's story

Just hours after Osian Liddlell was born, his parents' joy turned to fear, as their precious baby boy was transferred to the neo natal intensive care unit. A rash had spread across his face and body and doctors immediately started carrying out tests to find out why.  Read More


riley's story

When baby Riley came into the world 7 years ago, his parents couldn't wait for him to meet his three older brothers. But as soon as Riley was born, his parents knew something wasn't quite right.  Read More

Molly and Emily

molly and emily's story

Sisters Molly and Emily bring so much joy and love to their mum and dad's lives, but since they were born, life is not how their parents James and Sarah ever expected it to be.  Both girls were born healthy babies two years apart but as time went on, their parents noticed their daughters weren't developing as they should be. Read More


lilly-may's story

Doctors diagnosed Lilly-May with Leukodystrophy, a life-limiting brain condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for nearly everything we do from our heartbeats to walking. Read More

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