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Children's Hospice Week

"why a children's hospice is something you should celebrate"

Meet Chris and find out why he's celebrating Children's Hospice Week with Tŷ Hafan. Read More


"when the snowdogs came to stay "

The children at Acorns Nursery talk about the magical moment when the Snowdogs came to stay Read More


"celebrate our nurses"

To celebrate International Nurses Day we spoke to three of our nurses to find out why they love what they do. Read More

Great Wall of China

"ready, trek, go!"

This week's Family Friday is brought to you all the way from China, 4,977 miles away! Read More

Ian Gough

"how to win the heart of a welsh rugby legend"

Support Wales rugby star Ian Gough as he treks the Great Wall of China for Tŷ Hafan . Read More


"why nige will be cycling wales in a day"

Hi, my name is Nige and I would like to share my story. Read More


"how buying a giant dog will change a child's life"

Why getting your business or organisation to support Snowdogs: Tails in Wales is a no-brainer.  Read More

Connor and Minnie Mouse

"without the support of tŷ hafan, I don’t believe connor’s life would be as full as it is today"

Nearly 20 years ago, my nephew Connor was one of the first children to attend Tŷ Hafan. Read More


"rhiannon teases what's in store for cardiff this autumn"

It is definitely spring outside, which means that our Snowdogs: Tails in Wales art trail is getting closer and closer.  Read More

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

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


Meet Chris & find out why he's celebrating Children's Hospice Week with us #FamilyFriday http://bit.ly/2qneITP

Chris got into the spirit of our Children's Hospice Week party this afternoon by dressing up loud and proud. They were captivated by the adventure that The Wonderful Wardrobe took us on. Thank you to Joanne for our magical afternoon

"From being part of the Ty Hafan family, I learned a lot of confidence and the ability to speak up" - Emma, 21. These two inspirational young women attended children's hospice Tŷ Hafan until they were 18. Since transitioning to adult services, they say the care and support they received during their childhood has helped them grow into the empowered and confident women they are today. This #ChildrensHospiceWeek, we're picking up our loudspeakers with Together for Short Lives to turn #UptheVolume, showing how children's hospices across the UK, like ours, make sure a short life is a full life.

Rainbow Run Porthcawl is back! We're excited to announce that Tŷ Hafan’s Rainbow Run is coming back to Porthcawl! We`re showering the rainbow back of over Coney Beach, Porthcawl! 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. 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 is open now! www.rainbowrunwales.co.uk

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest road races in the United Kingdom. The event is not only the UKs second largest half marathon, it is Wales' largest road race and Wales' largest multi-charity fundraising event. The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites. Last year, Tŷ Hafan had over fifty runners take on the iconic course and we can't wait for this years event. If you're running in support of Ty Hafan then we would love to hear from you, please email james.dhale@tyhafan.org or call 02920 532 284 - we will also post regular updates on this page Thank you for your incredible support Team Ty Hafan #runthediff

It's #ChildrenHospiceWeek and the lovely Scarlett is helping us and Together for Short Lives bang the drum for children's palliative care. This week we're turning #UptheVolume to show the incredible range of services available at hospices and in the community to support life-limited children and families Please support us by changing your profile pic to our lovely Twibbon: http://twibbon.com/Support/childrens-hospice-week-2017

In today's #FamilyFriday, we meet the wonderful children and staff at Acorns Nurseries Limited, who are sponsoring the Snowdogs Wales campaign's Learning Programme and fundraising for Ty Hafan. In this short film, the children tell us what happened when the Snowdogs came to sit, stay and play for the day. They say never work with children or animals... but we think you'll agree this was a bit of a magical moment. http://bit.ly/2rlnQfa

Got more photos great day out

Thank you to all our fabulous Rainbow Runners who brightened up Barry Island on Saturday. Here's what the money you raised will do: http://bit.ly/2riErOc


RT Loved this today. One of my @tyhafan families treating me to a nice cold drinks on a hot day. check the funky glas… https://t.co/RtEjI1e5Oy

RT Tonight's the night! Playing at @buffalocardiff alongside some of Cardiffs finest. £5 on the door and all to a good… https://t.co/0EMgQpqUwt

RT ☀️🏖 Beach please! ☀️🏖 #Vintage swimwear from @tyhafan Emporium in @morgan_quarter Definitely a #FeelGoodFriday https://t.co/n6aUVnuHql

RT He's arrived - our very own 'pup'@SnowdogsWales. A great sports day with 'odd socks' to raise spirits and fun for… https://t.co/5XNo8zxlBI

RT @emsankey1990 @LangstonePS @Kelly_TyHafan @tyhafan Splendid concert by @LangstonePS! For such good causes! Lovely m… https://t.co/ct9yS02Ooc

RT @tyhafan Snowdog will visit the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival this Sunday and Monday ...woof woof! https://t.co/CfFTqxEv4C

Meet Chris & find out why a children's hospice is worth celebrating #FamilyFriday #ChildrensHospiceWeekhttps://t.co/52dZOCpSJa

RT Not Butlins knobbly knees competition but 'odd socks day' for @tyhafan .Well done @StNicks_CCB and hope we raise lo… https://t.co/FStFYpaKfQ

This is perfect training weather for the Taff Trail Cycle Challenge, why not hop on your bikes and enjoy the views… https://t.co/z5DFPXDOpY