Author: elliepritchard

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...
Felix using Eyegaze at Ty Hafan

Spotlight on… Eyegaze

The Eyegaze Edge machine is assistive technology that helps children with limited mobility interact with the world.  We absolutely adore this piece of equipment. It’s incredible to see children at the hospice who can’t easily communicate be able express themselves...

Ian Waddell walks for Tŷ Hafan before retiring his boots

Ian Waddell is about to turn 85-years-old. And while that in itself is a feat to behold, on 6th March (which is the week of his birthday!), he will be braving the very early hours of the morning to walk...
welsh sheep hanging decorations

Handcrafted’s St. David’s Day gift guide

Happy St. David’s Day! Every year on 1st March, Welsh people around the world raise a toast to St. David – the greatest figure in the Welsh Age of Saints – an irony given he was a strict teetotaller.  The...

The diary of a volunteer gardener

Our team of volunteer gardeners work hard to make sure our gardens are lovely for the children and families who visit us to enjoy. They’re simply amazing!  To celebrate their tireless work, we’d like to share some snippets from their...
Sinclair Group brings Ty Hafan car to the hospice

Sinclair Group has extended its fundraising mission for Tŷ Hafan 

Up until March this year, the generous Sinclair Group will be donating £10 from the sale of every used car sold.  This is an extension of the Group’s fundraising initiative in December last year, which saw £5,000 raised for us...
Cardiff City fc visits ty Hafan

Cardiff City FC has some fun at Tŷ Hafan!

Cardiff City FC has supported us for a long time, so we were delighted when the 1st team dropped into the hospice to wish us a merry Christmas and have some fun with the children! The Bluebirds spent time meeting...