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Penny Collins

"a crafty way to raise funds"

Hi, my name's Penny and I'm very excited to tell you about a crafty new project at Tŷ Hafan. Read More

BBC Radio Wales

"dads bare all for documentary"

Do you ask "How's Mum?" and not "How's Dad?" when a family is facing tough times? Read More

Christmas post

"a special christmas message from santa"

For the last Family Friday before Christmas, we thought you'd prefer to hear from the big man himself: Santa. Read More

Rob and Poppy

"thank you to everyone who helped snowdogs raise nearly £200k"

As CEO and Poppy's dad, I can tell you exactly what the money raised by Snowdogs means to families. Read More


"what a pawsome adventure we have all been on together! "

Snowdogs: Tails in Wales has captured the imagination of the region and brightened up the grey autumn days across Cardiff and the Vale. Read More


"we busked for 20 minutes - and raised enough for an hour of music therapy"

Father and son Steve and Rhys Lloyd picked up their guitars and braved the cold to support Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Faith and Teigan

""super sibs saved my girls""

When a child has a life-limiting condition, their parents need support. But what about their brothers and sisters? Read More

Rob and Poppy

"my single biggest achievement in my life"

When we arrived at Tŷ Hafan for the first time when Poppy was seven, we were exhausted and didn’t know what to expect. Read More


"artist spends a sunny day and starry night with snowdogs"

We met up with Starry Night co-designer Heather Penton as she arrived in Cardiff to follow the trail. Read More


""yn brofiad â’m hysbrydolodd yn fawr iawn - an inspirational experience""

Welcome to our first bilingual Family Friday blog. 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


In this week's #FamilyFriday, we hear how Penny put her craftiness to the test for Ty Hafan http://bit.ly/2EB8xSE

Join us for GE Aviation Wales Welsh3peaks 2018 - now in its 20th year! Gather your team and be a part of the adventure for what promises to be a challenging and unforgettable experience. You will scale Snowdon, take on the mighty Cadair Idris and tackle Pen–Y-Fan. Teams of four walkers and a designated driver will test their limits by taking on the highest peaks in North, Mid and South Wales, all within 15 hours! The challenge begins at 4:00am in North Wales when they will take on Snowdon, Wales' highest peak. They will then head to Mid Wales to tackle the mighty Cadair Idris, before heading to Pen-y-fan in the South to complete the challenge. For more details visit- http://www.welsh3peaks.co.uk/ Follow us on twitter @tyhafan #welsh3peaks

For Tŷ Hafan families it`s all about making memories, so why not create a magical moment this year with family and friends at our brand new Tŷ Hafan event coming soon! #cardiffbubbles

Rainbow Run Swansea is back! We're excited to announce that Tŷ Hafan’s Rainbow Run is coming back to Swansea and will be the last Rainbow Run that Tŷ Hafan hosts ! After last years success turn out of 3,000 participants, we`re showering the rainbow back over Swansea Bay Beach! Why not challenge yourself and follow the Rainbow with us to raise vital funds for life limited children and young people in Wales. Tŷ Hafan’s Rainbow Run is unlike any other. Get covered head to toe in our 5k colour run where along the route participants will be showered with all the colours of the rainbow. Tŷ Hafan is a leading Welsh children's charity. Our community programmes and hospice provide comfort, care and support to children with life-limited conditions and their families- where a short life is a full life. The event is open to individuals, groups and families. Entry fee is only £13 per person, or teams of five or more will receive a discount, paying just £10 each to enter. Participants must be a minimum age of 5 years old, under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Registration opens soon! www.rainbowrunwales.co.uk

"My grandson Harry is 11 and comes to the hospice for short break care about four times a year. He loves it and gets involved in everything. It gives his mum a break and she knows he's safe and enjoying himself. "I volunteer for the #Handcrafted project because it's a way to give something back to Ty Hafan - they do such a brilliant job." - Sue, proud nan and Ty Hafan Handcrafter We're always looking for starter or experienced crafters to help us create beautiful items to raise money for the hospice. To find out more about #Handcrafted or to volunteer, please contact Penny Collins at penny.collins@tyhafan.org

Do you ask "How's Mum?" but not "How's Dad?", or don't say anything for fear of saying the wrong thing? Listen to this BBC documentary where @tyhafan dads tell us they need support too: http://bit.ly/2ClHTgY #FamilyFriday

Father Christmas Visits Ty Hafan Father Christmas visits Ty Hafan

. James Corden & Rob Brydon : We can see why you love this gorgeous lady after meeting her today! Thank you Ruth Jones for meeting the amazing children & families at @tyhafan and giving their Christmas extra sparkle www.tyhafan.org

Here's a special Christmas message from Santa to all the @tyhafan family http://bit.ly/2kXK3Li #FamilyFriday #MerryChristmas2017


@RPS_tech Hey :) Yes of course you can walk or even skip your way through! We hope to see you there!

RT January is busy! Lots of lovely fundraisers pledging their support for @tyhafan 😊 If you're interested in supportin… https://t.co/Wkukdexewe

Rainbow Run Swansea is our last ever colour run on April 28 and we`re asking our participants to #runforournurses!… https://t.co/afxRv4C5DP

RT @theselittlepigs @tyhafan Awesome team. Skilled and compassionate. A privilege to lead it

Thanks to Jack and the team for stopping by. It was great to see you https://t.co/RqFBuXeBib

RT Jack having his blood pressure checked @tyhafan https://t.co/yXW8iadwnF

RT Jack ready to meet with children at Ty Hafan. https://t.co/k6il8CEgR1

RT Gorgeous kilt pin brooches created by Lucy using donated #jewellery at #handcraftedbytyhafan workshop😍..on their wa… https://t.co/awDbYZpS31

RT Soon you’ll be able head to https://t.co/Gx0fEdL6n6 to sign up for Swansea’s last Rainbow Run! Leigh and Claire d… https://t.co/dg26tyLW9H

Why not let some bubbles brighten your blue Monday? #cardiffbubbles #June16 #comingsoon https://t.co/ErWaFwIJjB