Author: elliepritchard


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...
child and parent in car with camera

6 sensory activities for car journeys with children

Long car journeys or even just a short drive to the supermarket can sometimes be tough for little ones. Keeping them entertained and soothed with sensory play activities can really help make car journeys run smoothly. Sensory play is great for...

Festivities at the hospice: a Christmas pantomime with a very special guest

Today was a very festive day at the hospice… Not only did we host a Christmas pantomime for families, but Santa Claus himself came to visit in a Wales Air Ambulance helicopter! This year’s Encanto-themed panto was produced and performed by some...

6 accessible day trips for children in Wales

Getting the little ones out to blow off some steam and have some fun is such a joy. For many families in Wales, finding an accessible attraction is key to enjoying a day out to the fullest.   Fortunately, Wales...