Author: elliepritchard

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...
Watts team in skydiving jumpsuits

This fearless foursome jumped 15,000 ft for Tŷ Hafan!

Cardiff-based truck retailer, Watts Truck & Van, has some plucky employees who have kindly undertaken a fundraising challenge in support of Tŷ Hafan. Four brave members of the Watts Trucks & Van sales team, Jo Bradley, Gareth Rees, Kris Seddon...

We’ve partnered with Harries Watkins Jones Wills & Probate this Remember a Charity Week!

Tŷ Hafan is delighted to be working with Harries Watkins Jones Wills & Probate, a local firm of wills and probate specialists with offices in Cardiff and Bridgend, to help promote and raise awareness of the option of leaving a...
Kooko wearing a Ty Hafan wristband

Go, Kooko! One of our youngest fundraisers walks for Tŷ Hafan three years on the trot

  All the way back in August 2021, Kooko decided to take part in the Walk a day in their shoes challenge to raise money for Tŷ Hafan. Kooko, along with her mum, Ceri, walked an admirable five miles and...
Patrick Lord takes on Ironman Wales for Ty Hafan

Patrick takes on Ironman Wales in memory of two very special people

Armed with a wet suit, a bike and a pair of trainers, Patrick will be heading to Tenby to take on Ironman Wales, a long-distance triathlon that puts athletes through their paces with a 2.4-mile sea swim followed by a...

The Rusty Screws take on their final challenge for Tŷ Hafan

There’s nothing rusty about these prison officers! Nigel Thomas, Peter Phillips and Michael Morris have supported Tŷ Hafan through several incredible challenges and have recently taken on their final mission. Their target was to raise enough money to pay for...