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30.03.2023

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
22.03.2023

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...
08.03.2023

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 Senior Play Therapist at Tŷ...
Acheeva bed at Ty Hafan
08.03.2023

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...
08.03.2023

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...
08.03.2023

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...
08.03.2023

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...
08.03.2023

Pen-y-Dreadful

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...
08.03.2023

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
08.03.2023

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...
08.11.2022

Rising costs

With the huge impact of the cost-of-living crisis on all areas of our work, we need your help more than ever. You might have seen on the news that our energy bills were set to go from £100,000 to £600,000...
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08.11.2022

Business to business: work with us

The daily cost of Tŷ Hafan’s care is £14,727. That’s £5.2m each year. It’s a huge sum and the heroic businesses that are generous enough to donate to us play a vital role in raising this money. If you’d like...