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National Hug Day

"when a cwtch is just what’s needed"

As we celebrate National Hug Day today, this has given us the ideal opportunity to think about the importance of hugs to us all here at Tŷ Hafan, writes Tracy Jones, Head of Community Services and Partnerships. Read More

Estate Agent provides key donations from homes sold

"Opening the door to new ways of fundraising"

There's nothing quite like the excitement of having your very own home. But what if home for you wasn't the house in which you live but something else? Where love resides, memories are created, and laughter never ends. A safe space, a place with people you trust who can provide the comfort, care and support you need. For many children and their families across Wales, that place is Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Laura truscott

"So much joy to see families become confident"

Last month Laura Truscott-Wright, won the Royal College of Nursing Wales Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award 2021 which is sponsored by Tŷ Hafan. Laura is a WellChild Parent Trainer Nurse at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Here she tells us about her job and what winning this award means to her. Read More

Our midwinter festival of lights

"Our midwinter festival of lights"

Finding innovative ways to support our Tŷ Hafan families, to maintain the connections between families and staff and to provide opportunities to have fun times is key to all we do. Read More

silver leaf for Blair

"A silver leaf for Blair"

Christmas is coming and one of our ambassadors Blair Lundie is busy selling his handmade crafts at festive fairs across the valleys to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan. Read More

Alice and Hannah

"We’ve learned to live for every day"

It's International Day of People with Disabilities and in this week's FamilyFriday, we hear from mum Hannah about how her daughter Alice continues to beat the odds despite being born with hydranencephaly. Read More

Volunteers handcrafting products for support Tŷ Hafan

"Shop handcrafted this Black Friday"

It’s Black Friday, the last pay day before Christmas. Did you know that, thanks to Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan , you can buy locally produced, high quality, beautiful and affordable upcycled and recycled products with every sale supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Wales? Here Penny Collins, from Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan, explains more. Read More

Susan and Marshall story

"Some families may crumble without Tŷ Hafan"

Susan and Marshall are the faces of Tŷ Hafan’s Christmas Appeal. Here, Susan, who lives with Marshall and his big brother Tyler in Bridgend explains what Tŷ Hafan means to her and her family. Read More

Ty Hafan wedding dress

"When Sara said 'Yes' to the Tŷ Hafan Dress"

School support worker Sara Martin from Newport already had her eye on a wedding dress from a high street retailer when she saw a social media post promoting our new bridal boutique in Tŷ Hafan ’s Emporium Shop in Abergavenny Read More

Ride to the Rugby

"It’s a very special trip for lots of reasons"

Here we revisit a Family Friday blog first published last year, by Tŷ Hafan dad James Meacham, whose son Thomas was cared for by Tŷ Hafan before he died at the age of nine in June 2019.  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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