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08.11.2022

News from the hospice

There are always marvellous things going on at the Tŷ Hafan hospice. Here’s the latest news… Service of Remembrance It was heart-warming to welcome families back for our first face-to-face memorial service in 2 years. Our summer Service of Remembrance...
08.11.2022

Sending our best wishes to our King and Patron

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to our patron, King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the wider Royal Family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen was a devoted servant to the United Kingdom and...
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08.11.2022

End of life care in a home-from-home

Perhaps from an early age, we feel unable to talk about dying. For some, this might have even been discouraged. But as sensitive as it is, we must talk about this. Between April and September this year, 14 children have...
07.11.2022

Shop sustainably and for less

Choosing to buy pre-loved items instead of brand new reduces landfill and CO2 emissions, all while keeping your wallet healthier and supporting a great cause. That’s why we’re challenging you to do this year’s Christmas shopping – even just some...
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07.11.2022

Volunteering with Tŷ Hafan

These are the volunteering opportunities we have up for grabs…   Volunteer Retail Assistant (Under 18) Are you 16 or 17 and want to volunteer in your local community? This role gives you a mix of experiences, including merchandising and...
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07.11.2022

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...
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03.11.2022

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...
21.10.2022

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...
21.10.2022

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...
21.10.2022

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
20.10.2022

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...
Marshalls story
20.10.2022

Marshall’s story

“My name is Susan and I live in Bridgend with my two sons, Tyler, 16 and Marshall who is 13. “Tyler is your typical teenager but life has worked out rather differently for his little brother. “Marshall was born full...