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Paul, Greg and Jackie Fears
14.06.2024

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Sunday (16 June) is Father’s Day. Here we talk to two Tŷ Hafan dads finding some comfort in taking on some pretty big challenges in memory of their beloved sons.  Bereaved father of three Paul Fears from Church Village will...
A few of the Rusty Screws training at Pen y Fan.
31.05.2024

The Rusty Screws are back, with some new recruits and a new challenge!

The original ‘Rusty Screws’ – Nigel, Michael and Peter – are a group of operational prison staff at HM Prison, who over the past three years have raised over £17,000 for Tŷ Hafan by taking on various climbing challenges. Last...
Maisie and Nel
17.05.2024

Maisie’s ‘Twin Peaks’ challenge

On 1st June, 9-year-old Maisie Humphreys will be taking on the Aberystwyth Twin Peaks Challenge, to raise money for Tŷ Hafan. Maisie will be joined by Mum – Cerys, Dad – Andrew and Nel (who will celebrate her first birthday...
Colin Evans aged 89
01.05.2024

Colin, 89, to make big birthday splash for Tŷ Hafan 

Many people approaching their 90th birthday might plan a quiet day with perhaps some gentle celebrations. Not so Penarth’s illustrious Colin Evans!  For Colin, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 14, is planning to mark this milestone by...
Heather and team, during a training hike at Pen y Fan.
26.04.2024

Team Tŷ Hafan to reach new heights

Our Senior Play Practitioner Heather Roberts is preparing to take on the GE Aerospace Welsh 3 Peaks challenge on 8th June with her care team colleagues Lynne Phelps, Katie McDonald, Hilary Thurlow, Karen Bassett and Nia Barnes along with Elis...
Gareth Powell at the Barry Island 10k
28.03.2024

Gareth’s ‘Year of Giving Back’

When you think of how you’d like to celebrate turning the big 4-0, your mind might first go to a party or that holiday you’ve always fancied….But Gareth Powell, a dad of two from Ebbw Vale is celebrating in a...
Ollie stood next to his handmade door sign.
14.03.2024

Busnes Bach Ollie!

Ollie’s mum, Christine, has her own business and during the pandemic when Ollie was being home-schooled, they made a business plan together so that he could learn all about profits and loss. The business model they chose was for stick-on...
Christmas pantomime 2023
18.12.2023

This year’s Christmas panto brings Barbieland to Tŷ Hafan!

Christmas is a magical time at Tŷ Hafan. The team at the hospice works hard to bring festivities to the fore and the Christmas agenda is always jam packed! Throughout every December, we put on two pantomimes a week at...
ty hafan gardens in spring
08.12.2023

From flowerbeds to fundraising: our volunteer gardeners had a blooming good 2023

The volunteer gardeners who do wonderful work maintaining the Tŷ Hafan gardens have been very busy over the past year, completing lots of new projects alongside many hours of planting, weeding and watering. Our gardeners 20 gardeners come to Tŷ...
Wild does Ironman Wales for Ty Hafan
27.10.2023

An extraordinary eight complete Ironman Wales for Tŷ Hafan

This September, eight intrepid chaps took the ultimate challenge – the notorious Ironman Wales. In a league of its own, the Ironman course, which takes place in the picturesque harbour town of Tenby, demands a 2.4 mile swim in the...
Approach to Hornillas
19.10.2023

‘My Camino de Frances pilgrimage for Tŷ Hafan’

It’s been a month since I came home from Santiago de Compostela after completing the 790km of the Camino Frances. I started walking on the 17th of August and arrived in the square in front of Saint Iago’s cathedral five...
Watts team in skydiving jumpsuits
15.09.2023

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...