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tenby volunteers

"a day in the life of a tŷ hafan shop"

As Tŷ Hafan’s Tenby shop celebrates its second birthday, we spoke to some staff and volunteers at the shop about why they love working there. Read More


"a perfect fit"

As Sponsors of the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales Learning Programme, Acorns Nurseries are delighted to be working with Tŷ Hafan and it’s so exciting to support the Snowdogs art trail in Wales. Read More


"i’m no usain bolt – but tŷ hafan families inspire me to run london marathon"

I have always enjoyed running but I am definitely no Usain Bolt – more of a milk float!! But sport has always been a part of my life. Read More


"1,000 steps to make a short life a full life"

Layla spends her days and nights caring for life-limited children. But that’s not the only reason she’s our hero. Read More


"no matter what life throws at him he just gets on with it"

My son Kayden was born at 26 weeks in the back of an ambulance near Oxford. We spent the first two-and-a-half years of his life in three hospitals, miles from our home in Merthyr. Then the doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for him.  Read More

barry dog

"meet the snowdogs"

If you've visited the hospice recently, you will have noticed two bright green dogs guarding the entrance. Read More

chef's night out

"top chefs cook to provide small miracles"

I’m Hannah and I’m the Community Services Manager at Tŷ Hafan. Last weekend I was fortunate to be invited to be part of the incredible Chefs’ Night Out 2017.  Read More

Hogwarts visit

"families experience the magic of hogwarts"

To offer the families a fabulous day out is a real privilege. Read More

Daniel Allen

"volunteer daniel brings army skills to china trek"

My name’s Daniel Allen and I’ve set myself an exciting challenge for 2017 – joining Tŷ Hafan’s China Trek to the Great Wall. Read More

fast parts

"fast parts rallying to pay for second day of care"

Back in 2016 we were eager to raise enough money to reach £10,958 and Pay for a Day at Tŷ Hafan. After much consideration, the Fast Parts Family Rainbow Rally was born. Read More

family stories

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elain's story

Little Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011. 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


alyssia's story

When Alyssia was four months old, her mum, Danielle, noticed she wasn’t developing like other babies her age. Read More


ellis' story

Whilst battling cancer as a baby, Ellis Smith from Cwmbran was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic condition causing benign tumours to grow inside the body. Read More


alice’s story

They were told the most devastating news any parent can hear – their unborn daughter had a condition that meant it was very likely she would die in childhood. Read More


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


casey's story

Three-year-old Casey was born with severe brain damage following complications at birth. He has since been diagnosed with severe epilepsy, spasms, cortical visual impairment and evolving cerebral palsy. Read More


rhys' story

From spending time with his mates to playing video games or going bowling, outgoing Rhys loves nothing more than staying at Tŷ Hafan. Read More


willow’s story

Kelly and Damien Matthews were devastated when they were told their daughter may not survive her first few days due to a life-threatening condition called Central Hypoventilation.  Read More


olivia's story

12-year-old Olivia suffers from cerebral palsy, visual impairment and physical delay. Read More

archie watson

archie's story

We hit our first anniversary, Archie’s birthday on 6 September. It was a lot harder than we had expected. Read More


“I felt scared, uncertain and unsettled…but Shirley has reassured me. Find out why sh's my hero” www.tyhafan.org/mo

As the clocks move forward, it’s time to Spring into action and take on a challenge for Tŷ Hafan. Whether it’s climbing mountains with our Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge www.tyhafan.org/welsh3peaks/ or running the hilarious 5k obstacle course at the Gauntlet Games, www.tyhafan.org/gauntletgames there's something for everyone. Sign up to one of our incredible challenge events today.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Trade Centre Wales for headline sponsoring the Rainbow Run Swansea this year! We are super excited for this huge and bright event!

“Please join me in supporting @tyhafan today so they can continue doing their fantastic work, making sure teenagers are supported in their new beginnings” www.tyhafan.org/mo

“They understood my condition so well at Tŷ Hafan. I get episodes of chest pain and palpitations a lot. It’s scary and I don’t like to be alone. At Tŷ Hafan, I knew that if I got one in the night, someone would be with me and I wouldn’t have to wake Mum and Dad up” www.tyhafan.org/mo

Our Tenby shop is currently celebrating its second birthday, so in this week’s #FamilyFriday, we speak to some of the fantastic staff about what drives them to help out in one of our shops. “I’ve got children myself so it’s very sad to think about what the families have got to go through. But it’s fantastic that they’ve got Tŷ Hafan to help them through it.” https://goo.gl/urqxTq

“I have a condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Throughout my life this illness has meant so many trips to hospital, I’ve had to use a wheelchair and I had a brain bleed that caused a stroke leaving me with some paralysis on my right side. Because of all this, life was difficult. I had my friends in school but no one knew what it was like and when I wasn’t in school, I was just at home. I didn’t go anywhere.” Mo is a young person with a life-limiting condition. We think he deserves to have the best life imaginable. If you do too, click here www.tyhafan.org/mo

We would like to say a massive thank you to Kelly Anthony from Beautiful You Makeup for treating our mums to a special make-up masterclass last week. The ladies were taught the importance of having a good skincare routine and were shown techniques on how best to apply makeup to achieve different looks. The day was a lovely chance for our Tŷ Hafan mums and carers to meet up, chat and enjoy having some very well-deserved ‘me’ time. Kelly was a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher and we look forward to her coming back in April.

Did you take on Gung-Ho last Saturday in Cardiff? Don’t let the fun stop there - take on the Gauntlet Games on Saturday 22 July! Tŷ Hafan is proud to be the Gauntlet Games’ official charity partner in Wales and we are offering an exclusive discount to you our supporters! You can secure your places in these epic gladiator games for a heavily discounted rate of £35 per person! All we ask is our runners commit to raising a minimum of £50 sponsorship for Tŷ Hafan! Visit www.tyhafan.org/gauntletgames to register today

We could tell you about all the care and support we’ve provided to Mo and his family for the last ten years, but we think it’s better you hear it from him. Please take the time to read his story www.tyhafan.org/mo


RT It may be raining outside but it's looking sunny in @tyhafan warehouse - the 2017 #rainbowrun sunglasses have arriv… https://t.co/uVA6E61CsZ

RT Thank you @tyhafan and @MarieCurieCymru for joining us today - supporting our patients at our YAPC this afternoon.… https://t.co/Yl2Gh5WqhG

RT We are just £40 off our £1k target for @tyhafan , any sponsors out there want to help us get over our target ??? #letsdoubleit #charity

New £1 coin out today. Donate yours to help children and families create precious memories together https://t.co/nkcaa7jh6T #poundforpound

RT Look forward to welcoming our friends from @tyhafan to the hospice this afternoon for the first YAPC group, focusing on transitional care

If you loved taking part in @begungho cardiff, why not join Ty Hafan as we take on the hilarious @GauntletGames July https://t.co/91vKz7Rqsj

Who fancies joining Ty Hafan as we climb Wales' 3 highest mountains in June? Oh and did I mention we're doing it all within 15 hours?!?

New £1 was released today, the old one will be out of circulation soon, don’t waste it donate it https://t.co/nkcaa7ASvt #poundforpound