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NHS Wales Awards

"ambulance partnership wins outstanding award"

We’ve been working with the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust on a partnership project to make end-of-life transfers for the child and family Read More

RunDisney Weekend

"a truly magical weekend"

Our incredible RunDisney participants have just about recovered from their 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons after the Paris race weekend — and one our nurses, Katie Bonnè, who took part in the half marathon reflects on, what she calls, ‘one of the best experiences of her life’. Read More


"every dad has his own mountain to climb"

The Tŷ Hafan dads and uncles have a reputation for taking part in crazy challenges to raise awareness of and funds for Tŷ Hafan — and 2020 won't be any different! Read More

Sean O'Connor

"super supporter to take on lon las cymru"

Running the 250 miles from the North Wales coast to the south - in just 88 hours - is an incredibly daunting challenge, but Sean O'Connor will be tackling this feat next month to continue supporting Tŷ Hafan.  Read More

Sustainable fashion

"reduce your ‘fast fashion’ footprint"

We’re halfway into ‘Second Hand September’ and some well-known bloggers and sustainable fashion enthusiasts from across the country have been visiting Tŷ Hafan’s shops, finding some bargain treasures in-store — and we’re well on board!  Read More


"take on the trip of a lifetime"

In 2017 we launched a Tŷ Hafan first — an overseas challenge! It was such a success and saw nearly 30 amazing supporters fundraise over £82,000 between them. So, we decided to do it all over again and organise another epic challenge, this time… in Cambodia!  Read More

a journey from student to play practitioner

"a journey from student to play practitioner"

Emma Atkins, one of our wonderful play practitioners, reflects on the student placement journey at Tŷ Hafan that led to her becoming an instrumental member of our play team.  Read More

taff trail

"just keep pedalling"

Join Henry who is taking on a brand new event - Tread & Trail - biking 30 miles on the roads of the Brecon Beacons before climbing Pen y Fan Read More

Scouts Cymru

"a first for the tŷ hafan scouts"

Six children cared for at Tŷ Hafan with life-limiting illnesses, including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Goldenhar Syndrome, have enjoyed their very first family camp out. Read More

xhris and clair

"ice, ice baby"

With the UK Charity Allstars ice hockey tournament returning to Cardiff, eight charity teams battled it out for bragging rights, including the Tŷ Hafan Allstars Read More

family stories

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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


luca's story

Luca Pucella was a happy, energetic little boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous zest for life.  He brought love and joy to the lives of his family, his friends and everyone who knew him.  But something made Luca different to other boys.  He suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition, and in November 2017, when he was just eleven years old, Luca passed away. Read More


felix's story

When Dan and Alex's baby son Felix was just a few months old, his parents received the devastating news that their little boy had a life-limiting condition and would never walk, talk or even live past infancy. Read More


cai's story

Even though Micaela knew she had a high risk pregnancy, she and her partner Matthew had no idea about just how poorly their little boy was going to be. 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



RT Maureen is right, you don’t have to skate on the weekend, to raise money with us for @tyhafan . We’d love to have y… https://t.co/EPTYPloXGH

RT Last long run before marathoneryri - my fifth and final @tyhafan run in 2019. Everything’s in bits! Please make th… https://t.co/h9X3HQeUHN

RT We're looking forward to our charity quiz night on Wednesday raising money for @tyhafan! As well as drinks, food an… https://t.co/Qt1lbNpBZl

RT It is my 50th Birthday on Nov 9th 😳 To celebrate this mile stone I’m raising funds for @tyhafan the children’s hos… https://t.co/y1SbG9Lh8a

A huge congratulations to Adrian and all those involved in the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust Non-Emergency Patient… https://t.co/clRwWhhyZ7

Not only is it #HospiceCareWeek this week, but today is Hats On for Children’s Palliative Care. We celebrated the o… https://t.co/DfHrbM6jAI

RT 📺WATCH: It was a huge pleasure to visit @tyhafan yesterday, and see once again the amazing work they do. I was also… https://t.co/LDdegGuPGV

RT As one of a great group of @tyhafan Dads I have found that taking on & #training for mountain #WALKING challenges (… https://t.co/QANXQrIJdv

RT One of the core reasons for Dads & Uncles taking on the #10nTaff challenge for @tyhafan is to highlight men's… https://t.co/Qiv4bl1Kzf

RT #WhatItTakes for @tyhafan young people... ... Bravery, compassion towards their carers, friends, the public for wh… https://t.co/ecY3K5fLO3