Ty Hafan

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Molly and Emily

"spending christmas at tŷ hafan"

Sarah has been coming to Tŷ Hafan for a number of years with her daughters, Molly and Emily. They've spent Christmas Day here and Sarah wanted to give us an insight into how that made their Christmas. Read More

Greg and his siblings

"a parent's story"

Tŷ Hafan has touched so many lives over the years, but hearing the stories of Tŷ Hafan families is always hugely humbling and a great reminder of why the charity exists. Read More

the beast

"two heads are better than one"

Paul has been blind for a number of years, but took on our Superhero Cycle Challenge on his tandem known as "The Beast" Read More

Paul Fears

"#5in55 dad paul talks to bbc's jason mohammad show about men's mental health"

Dad Paul Fears joined a BBC radio discussion on men's mental health. Here's what he told presenter Jason Mohammad. Read More


"i'm running the snowdon marathon four times in 24 hours - all for tŷ hafan"

Meeting the staff and families at Tŷ Hafan has inspired Andy James to run Snowdon Marathon and incredible four times in 24 hours - please read his story and help him raise money for the hospice. Read More

classic car and bike rally

"rallying around fundraising"

Castle School’s Maiden Classic Car and Bike Run Celebrating its tenth year by raising money for Tŷ Hafan Read More

Porthcawl Elvis Festival Director Peter Phillips

"well bless my soul - elvis is supporting tŷ hafan!"

Porthcawl Elvis Festival director Peter Phillips tells us about how he got involved with Tŷ Hafan - thanks to a young Elvis fan staying at the hospice. Read More

Families at Tŷ Hafan

"live for today, plan for tomorrow "

The topic of wills and future planning is never easy to think about, and is quite often at the bottom of peoples ‘to do’ list. It really doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom. Actually, it should be the opposite. Read More

memory making

"making memories"

Helping families make the most of the time that they have together is one of the main aspects of what we do at Tŷ Hafan, making memories that can be cherished for a lifetime.  Read More

Cycle Challenge

"Devon and Cornwall Peninsula Challenge 2018 "

A team of cyclist from four Costain associated projects in South Wales is setting out on a 400mile cycle challenge to circumnavigate the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula, to raise funds towards the Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice Memorial Gardens. Read More

family stories

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callum's story

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


elain's story

Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011 when she was just 8 months old. Elain was antenatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease, but it wasn't until she was born that her family knew the full extent of her illness. Read More


alice's story

When Alice was born at 34 weeks, the doctors delivered devastating news to her mum and dad – their newborn baby girl had just 20 minutes to live. Barry and Rebecca had known their daughter was at risk since their 20-week scan had picked up problems, with serious implications for their unborn baby’s safety. But they could never have imagined the difficult road that lay ahead of them. Read More


ollie's story

When baby Ollie was born in June 2014, he wasn’t breathing.  So he was resuscitated before being put in the arms of his Mum, Sophie.  She and her husband Sean took their precious new-born son home the next day, but for some reason, they knew something wasn’t right.  Read More

rhodri lewys

lewys and rhodri's story

In 2001, Wendy and Adrian Watkins were looking forward to the birth of their twins to complete their family and provide their nine-year-old son, Aled, with siblings. Read More


a mum’s story

I think the biggest thing that Tŷ Hafan gives the twins is confidence. They are really quiet and sometimes don’t say anything at all in certain environments, but at Tŷ Hafan, they are totally different and can be themselves.  Read More


a dad’s story

To me Tŷ Hafan is a special place.  It is a place where you have fun, laughter and tears too. The staff from the cleaners, chefs, care team, nurses and admin workers are all wonderful and make you feel so welcome at Tŷ Hafan. Read More


a brother’s story

I have twin brothers who are 13 years old who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We have been coming to Tŷ Hafan since 2009. I have had some great times at Tŷ Hafan and have attended many sibling evenings. Read More


nan’s story

Many people don’t know that Tŷ Hafan cares for the whole family, including the grandparents. It is a fantastic charity that does so much good for the twins and our entire family. They make me feel so welcome and we always have so much fun and lots of giggles when we’re there.  Read More


working with lewys and rhodri

As one of Lewys’ links I am allocated to work with him when he visits Tŷ Hafan. But as him and his brother, Rhodri, are inseparable you pretty much work with both of them.  Read More


Are you looking for an easy way to support children in Wales? Displaying a Tŷ Hafan collection box in your workplace is an effective way to support your local charity. To request your collection box or for more information, please contact Helen Young on 02920 532 271 or email Helen.young@tyhafan.org

Come along for an evening of Christmas music with Harmony Thursday 13th December, 7pm St David's Church, Maesteg Tickets ONLY £5 Proceeds to go to Ty Hafan, Children's Hospice Wales! Lovely way to get you into the festive spirit whilst raising money for such an amazing cause. Hope to see you there!

Sarah has been coming to Tŷ Hafan for a number of years with her daughters, Molly and Emily. They've spent Christmas Day here and Sarah wanted to give us an insight into how that made their Christmas in this week's #FamilyFriday #BeingThere365 "We were here two years ago at Christmas and it was one of the best we’ve ever had." https://zurl.co/qJQ1

If you didn't get the chance to see our lovely video about what a Tŷ Hafan Christmas means to our families, here it is again. The support we provide really is essential to so many families who rely on our help and it doesn't stop all year round. Tŷ Hafan is all about #BeingThere365. Visit www.tyhafan.org/christmas to see how you can help.

We are so excited that the amazing Elsa, Anna and Belle from Fit For Your Princess will be joining us at Christmas at the Castle on 30 November to sing and meet their fans! Get your tickets now at https://www.tyhafan.org/christmas-at-the-castle/ #BeingThere365

The medical needs of Tŷ Hafan children don’t stop at Christmas, families still need to carry on their daily routines of caring for their child. It’s our job at Tŷ Hafan to bring a little bit of magic and some festive cheer to our families at what sometimes feels like the hardest time of the year for them. If you’d like to find out more or to donate to Tŷ Hafan this Christmas, please visit https://zurl.co/0mgn today #BeingThere365

Make sure to stop by the Rhiw Shopping Centre when you're out in Bridgend and visit our shop to give our latest contactless window a tap! It's a great new way to donate to our Christmas campaign #BeingThere365 before nipping inside to grab a bargain! https://zurl.co/KXEq


Make sure you keep watch for our Christmas video starring Riley, Ellie and Lilly-May later on today. Christmas is just around the corner and while we are getting into the festive spirit and making plans, the lives of Tŷ Hafan families carry on with their routine of caring, administering medicine and constant worry. Tŷ Hafan is here for our families 365 days a year, because the needs of Tŷ Hafan children don’t stop at Christmas, so neither do we. To find out how you can support Tŷ Hafan this Christmas, visit https://zurl.co/VTmp

As Christmas approaches, Tŷ Hafan doesn’t stop. Our doors remain open 365 days a year and the staff continue to provide critical care along with some festive magic during the holiday season! By #beingthere365, Tŷ Hafan can bring some smiles to the children at Christmas. For many families of children with life-limited conditions, Christmas is just another day. Tŷ Hafan gives these families the opportunity to celebrate in a stress-free environment and make some magical memories to hold on to. By #beingthere365, Tŷ Hafan can bring some smiles to the children at Christmas. www.tyhafan.org/christmas


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RT A brilliant £540 raised for @tyhafan from Friday night's Big Quantum Quiz and raffle! Congrats to the winning team!… https://t.co/9I6Yu8R43O

RT Crafting progressing well @CompaniesHouse for @tyhafan . Look out for these wrapped stars at fairs this Christmas.… https://t.co/gp8ZmBzqIa

RT Team rag wreath making for @tyhafan at @CompaniesHouse - all made from donated materials and old cardboard boxes 😍 https://t.co/bmYsIc5zMy

A big thanks to @WalesNPS who took part in our #welsh3peaks challenge this year and today presented us with a chequ… https://t.co/xUukqnVYVl

RT Join for a toy this November and we’ll give you up to £15 off! Donations will go to @tyhafan Speak to a member of… https://t.co/QzjgsrfQCg

RT Walters are proud to support the @TyHafan Memorial Gardens Project and Directors attended the official launch of th… https://t.co/XZOemkscQN

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A special thank you to the team who made the Memorial Garden project possible @CostainGroup @VINCI @atkinsglobalhttps://t.co/SKCYvxV7j4