Author: elliepritchard


GE Aviation Welsh 3 Peaks turns 25! 

All the way back in 1998, GE Aviation started the Welsh 3 Peaks challenge.   Teams of walkers scale Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan back-to-back. That’s a 20.35-mile-long walk and an ascent of 9,397 ft in one day!  It came from...
Ty Hafan staff dressed up in Halloween costumes at a Community Hub

Spotlight on… Community Hubs

Not everyone can come to our hospice regularly because of caring, work commitments and travel restraints. And, as demand for our services grows and we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still not able to offer as many stays...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be especially challenging for those whose child, mother, grandmother or mother figure has died. This can be difficult to deal with, where for some ignoring the day altogether is an easier way out.  If Mother’s Day is...
Maibel does a sponsored swim for Ty Hafan

Maibel’s fundraising challenge goes swimmingly!

On 24th February, Maibel, armed with a swimming cap and a bucket load of ambition, headed to Cardiff International Pool and Gym.  Maibel took on a three-kilometre sponsored swim in the competition pool with all donations going to Tŷ Hafan....
Owen and Stephen at ty hafan ahead of chef's night out

Top chefs aim to raise £1 million for Tŷ Hafan!

Among some of the best dishes money can buy, a fundraising target of £1 million will be on the menu at the forthcoming 2023 Chefs’ Night Out for Tŷ Hafan! The evening of Saturday 25th March will see 14 top...

A day in the life of… a Play Therapist

Play Therapy is a key part of our work. It helps children process traumatic experiences and helps them work through it in a healthy, age-appropriate way.  So, it was fantastic that Anna, who is a Play Therapist at Tŷ Hafan,...
Acheeva bed at Ty Hafan

News from the hospice: spring/summer 2023

A pantomime with a very special guest Performed by staff and special guests, our Encanto-themed Christmas pantomime was a hilarious and touching performance. When the final panto ended, Santa Claus himself descended on Tŷ Hafan in a Wales Air Ambulance...

Super siblings

Siblings of children with life-shortening conditions face big challenges. Watching their brother or sister go through physical and emotional stress, and sadly end-of-life care, can bring a lot of worry, trauma and grief that many of their peers simply can’t...

Fundraising heroes

Hundreds of people each year spend their free time raising essential funds for our care services. As far as we’re concerned, they’re all heroes.  A dramatic chop Christopher Guy is a big fan of Elvis Presley. His pride and joy...

Mr. Chick wins the jackpot!

Every week, our lottery players are entered into a draw for only £1 per play and have the chance to win big cash prizes.  Rollover: Up to £12,000 1st prize: £2,000 2nd prize: 20 x £10 3rd prize: 60 x...


Genus is on a quest. This South Wales children’s home is determined to raise as much money for us as possible and the team is not shy of an epic challenge.  “We’ve done the Welsh3Peaks, the National 3 Peaks, the...

A bridalwear experience in Abergavenny

On Frogmore Street in Abergavenny, you’ll find the Tŷ Hafan Boutique Emporium with an unusual feature: a bridal section. The bridal section is extensive, filling an entire room of the shop. Racks of incredible vintage and contemporary wedding gowns and...