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Carly Nurse Cwtch

A day in the life of… a hospice nurse

It goes without saying that we couldn’t give families the standard of care that we do without our brilliant team at Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice. But what does a day in their life actually look like? It might be different to...
Riley Children in Need Ty Hafan

Riley’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children In Need

A life-limiting lung disorder which has left Riley Davies needing his own supply of oxygen 24/7 has not stopped the intrepid 11-year-old from climbing one of the highest mountains in Wales in aid of BBC Children In Need. Rugby mad...

Tŷ Hafan’s Aberdare shop celebrates 25 years at heart of community

Tŷ Hafan’s shop in Aberdare has recently celebrated not only 25 years of trading but also being at the very heart of the Cynon Valley community. The shop at 6 Cardiff Street first opened its doors on 29 September 1997...

Celebrate Christmas with Treorchy Male Voice Choir and Callum Scott Howells

Tuesday December 6 promises to be an emotional evening for Welsh star Callum Scott Howells as he takes to the stage with Treorchy Male Voice Choir in a concert to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice. Callum, currently starring...

Tŷ Hafan determined to keep doors open despite energy crisis

The Chief Executive of Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice has welcomed the update from the UK Government on short-term limited relief for spiraling energy bills but warns that this may not be enough to meet the needs of children with life-shortening...
Thomas's story

Thomas’s Story

“Until autumn 2017, Thomas was a normal eight-year-old boy,” says dad James Meacham, from Blackwood. “He was very fit, he studied karate, he was intelligent, a keen reader of David Walliams and Harry Potter, a total Star Wars geek and...

Darcy’s Story

“My middle child, Darcy, was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome,” says father of three Matt Evans. “This means she has developmental delay. Darcy is five but is the size of an 18-month-old child. She was born with a cleft lip and...

Alice’s Story

“Alice is our firstborn but midway through my pregnancy with her my husband, Ian, and I were told something wasn’t quite right,” says mum Hannah Hicks, from Cardiff. “The scan at 20 weeks picked up some issues, and weeks later,...

Gethin’s Story

Gethin Channon is three and a half and the adored son of Siân and Rob, and beloved little brother to eight-year-old Ffion. The family live in Swansea and have been using Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice for three years after a...