Author: elliepritchard

Children's Mental Health Week

The spotlight is on children’s voices this Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week is an opportunity to talk about and promote mental wellbeing for children. This year, the theme is my voice matters, helping to give children and young people the tools they need to express themselves. Today, we...
Christmas pantomime 2023

This year’s Christmas panto brings Barbieland to Tŷ Hafan!

Christmas is a magical time at Tŷ Hafan. The team at the hospice works hard to bring festivities to the fore and the Christmas agenda is always jam packed! Throughout every December, we put on two pantomimes a week at...
ty hafan gardens in spring

From flowerbeds to fundraising: our volunteer gardeners had a blooming good 2023

The volunteer gardeners who do wonderful work maintaining the Tŷ Hafan gardens have been very busy over the past year, completing lots of new projects alongside many hours of planting, weeding and watering. Our gardeners 20 gardeners come to Tŷ...

A message to our Trustees this National Trustees’ Week

Our charity relies heavily on the support of volunteers. Among those who support us are a skilled group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds who volunteer their time to oversee the strategy and governance of Tŷ Hafan. Our Trustees,...
Wild does Ironman Wales for Ty Hafan

An extraordinary eight complete Ironman Wales for Tŷ Hafan

This September, eight intrepid chaps took the ultimate challenge – the notorious Ironman Wales. In a league of its own, the Ironman course, which takes place in the picturesque harbour town of Tenby, demands a 2.4 mile swim in the...
Kelly Dibble and Richard Seaward

How you can support Tŷ Hafan as a business

When people think of supporting Tŷ Hafan as a business, employee fundraising, donating or volunteering often spring to mind. Those are all brilliant options, but there is a wide variety of opportunities available to you that can help to raise...
Sara Wade-West

A day in the life of… a Paediatric Palliative Care Physiotherapist

We’re proud to have a multi-disciplinary team at Tŷ Hafan. We give children and families holistic care to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. An important part of that team is Sara Wade-West, our Physiotherapist, who works hard to...
Alfi and Besi

Alfi’s story

Alfi was born with Neonatal Marfan syndrome, a rare condition that meant his life would be a short one. “On 1st May 2013, Alfi Jay and Besi Jane entered into the world,” says Sara. “Our life became perfect in those...
Maibel's swimming challenge

Meet some of our fundraising heroes

Here’s what some of our supporters have been up to recently… Festival fundraising More than 160 staff members from the Powys-based online school, King’s InterHigh, volunteered at Glastonbury Festival and generously donated their volunteer fees to Tŷ Hafan. They raised...
child at ty hafan stay and play

Stay and Play is back!

Stay and Play is a monthly meetup at the hospice for families with pre-school aged children or children whose complex needs mean that they’re unable to go to school. These events are all about getting together, having fun and making...
katie simmons at ty hafan

News from the hospice

Meet Katie  Katie has joined the team as Youth Social Action and Participation Practitioner. This new role ensures the voices of our young people remain paramount. As well as setting up a Youth Board, Katie recently took a young person to present their ideas...
young people in the den at ty hafan

Introducing… The Founder’s Legacy Den Garden!

The Den, and now its adjoining garden area, is a hideaway for the young people who come to the hospice (aka ‘the squad’!), and they designed the new garden almost entirely themselves. The design process began with consultations with the...