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Amy Campbell
15.04.2024

A day in the life of… a Family Support Worker

Family Support Workers are a key part of our Family Wellbeing and Outreach Team. As well as working in the hospice, they work in local communities in Wales to make sure families get the specialist help they need wherever they...
Pavil
15.04.2024

‘All about me’ by Pavil

I was born with numerous medical issues, including chronic kidney disease and complex cloacal anomaly, but I had a chance to live.  The wonderful doctors and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University Hospital of Wales took care...
12.04.2024

News from our care services

Spotlight on… Jemma, our Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist In our last edition, we explained that we have seen an increase in referrals from Neonatal Intensive Care Units. With medical advancements meaning that babies born very prematurely or with complex health...
Holding Hands Ty Hafan
12.04.2024

Funding boost from Welsh Government

It has been announced today that Tŷ Hafan and Tŷ Gobaith, Wales’s two children’s hospices, are set to receive a combined funding boost of £770,000 from the Welsh Government. Here is our response to this  announcement. Jason Foster, Interim Chief...
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...
Vaughan Gething MS visits Ty Hafan's charity shop in Penarth
28.03.2024

Vaughan Gething visits our Penarth shop 

On Friday 22nd March, Tŷ Hafan  was delighted to welcome Vaughan Gething, Senedd Member for Cardiff South and Penarth and the new First Minister of Wales, to our charity shop in Penarth.    Tracy Jones, Director of Family Wellbeing and Outreach...
In Celebration Geraldine
21.03.2024

Geraldine O’Sullivan’s Story

“When my fiancé Martin and I were planning our wedding day, like a lot of couples we already had everything we needed and so a traditional gift registry didn’t resonate with us. We decided we would rather our guests donate...
chris holohan fundraising in memory
21.03.2024

Chris Holohan’s Story

“When my friend Erin passed away, her family chose to support Tŷ Hafan, a cause close to their hearts. I really wanted to help and then the idea came to me to do a running challenge, in Erin’s Memory. Committing...
Stephen Price at the Summit of Pen-y-Fan
18.03.2024

Stephen takes step challenges to new heights

This month, Stephen is attempting to walk an incredible 1 million steps in support of Tŷ Hafan – all of them to and from the summit of south Wales’ highest mountain, Pen-y-Fan! “I chose this challenge as I really wanted...
14.03.2024

Heidi is running the Principality Cardiff Half for Tŷ Hafan in memory of her nephew, Matthew

Heidi Perkins, a flood risk consultant from Bedwas, is running the Cardiff Half Marathon for Tŷ Hafan, in memory of her nephew Matthew who sadly passed away when he was just seven weeks old. Matthew was born in July 2023...
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...
Ty Hafan announces its new Chief Executive Irfon Rees
11.03.2024

New Chief Executive appointment

Tŷ Hafan is delighted to announce the appointment of Irfon Rees, as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the role in June. Irfon has extensive experience leading multi-profession teams within UK Government, Welsh Government and in NHS Wales....