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running Cardiff Half in memory of nephew born with heart condition

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25.01.2024

Tŷ Hafan marks 25 years since first opening its doors

Today, Thursday January 25, is exactly 25 years to the day since Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice first opened its doors to children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, in Wales.  The first dedicated children’s hospice in Wales, Tŷ Hafan welcomed...

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25.01.2024

Emily, Liz and John’s Story

Emily Weaver lives with her parents Liz and John Weaver in the family home in Brackla, near Bridgend. Aged 12, Emily was the first child to pass through Tŷ Hafan’s doors when the hospice opened to children with life-shortening conditions...

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25.01.2024

Jacob and Sally’s Story

Sally Ferriday and her son Jacob live in Palmerston, Barry. In 1999 Jacob, then aged two, was one of the very first children to be supported by Tŷ Hafan after it opened on Monday, 25 January 1999.  Here Sally explains...
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19.01.2024

Book your table now for Tŷ Hafan Gala Dinner

On St David’s Day, Friday March 1, Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice will holding a Gala Dinner at the Mercure Holland House, Cardiff, to mark the charity’s 25th year in operation.  Rachel Ritter, Head of Fundraising Corporate, Community and Major Giving, said: “This black-tie event will be a wonderful opportunity...
New Precious Memories Memorial Garden at Ty Hafan

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17.01.2024

New Precious Memories Memorial Flower Garden in Barry

Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice has created a dedicated Tŷ Hafan Precious Memories Memorial Flower Garden at The Knap in Barry.  The beautiful grounds of Tŷ Hafan’s hospice in Sully include a Memorial Garden which commemorates all the children who have...
Maria Timon Samra

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20.12.2023

Maria Timon Samra to leave Tŷ Hafan

Maria Timon Samra, Chief Executive of Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, has announced that she will be stepping down from the role in 2024 after almost four years leading the charity. Maria, who joined Tŷ Hafan as Chief Executive in May...
Christmas pantomime 2023

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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 Ty Gobaith Principality Building Society charity partnership pic

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11.12.2023

Principality Building Society extends charity partnership with Tŷ Hafan

Principality Building Society has announced that it has renewed its charity partnership with Tŷ Hafan and Hope House Tŷ Gobaith, Wales Children’s Hospices, for another year.  The two charities who provide outstanding palliative and end of life care for children,...
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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...
Morris Family - Alfi Morris When your world stops Ty Hafan

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29.11.2023

Thanks to you we’ve done it! 

Generous Tŷ Hafan supporters across Wales and beyond have helped the children’s hospice charity to raise in excess of £500,000 in just 60 hours! The original target of Tŷ Hafan’s “When Your World Stops. We’re There” appeal was to raise...
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26.11.2023

Donate now and see your money doubled!

It’s 10am on Sunday November 26 and Tŷ Hafan’s ‘When Your World Stops. We’re There’ fundraising appeal is now live. Every penny donated between now and 10pm on Tuesday 28 November will be doubled in value thanks to match-funding.  Plus...
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24.11.2023

Double impact when you shop at Tŷ Hafan this weekend  

If you’re planning on stocking up on eco-friendly and socially conscious Christmas bargains this weekend then a spot of retail therapy in your nearest Tŷ Hafan shop will have double the impact.  This is because the value of all sales...
Morris Family - Alfi Morris When your world stops Ty Hafan

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16.11.2023

Alfi’s Story at heart of of bid to raise £350,000 in 60 hours

Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice is getting ready to launch its second ‘When Your World Stops’ fundraising appeal with its target to raise £350,000 in just 60 hours. The appeal, with Ammanford-born Alfi’s Morris’s story at its heart, will go live at 10am Sunday 26 Nov and will run through to 10pm...
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08.11.2023

Seth to star in this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal

Gaming is a passion for most children and young people today and for no one more so than 14-year-old Seth. Seth, who lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, has been supported by Tŷ Hafan since the age of seven due...

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08.11.2023

A message to our Trustees this National Trustees’ Week

Our charity relies heavily on the support of volunteers. Among those who support us are a skilled group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds who volunteer their time to oversee the strategy and governance of Tŷ Hafan. Our Trustees,...
Alfi-Jay Morris aka Super Alfi

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03.11.2023

Superheroes sought! Please help us raise £350,000 in 60 hours

Sign up to become an Appeal Champion here now Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice is gearing up for its biggest fundraising appeal of the year with the aim being to raise £350,000 in just 60 hours!  The When Your World Stops...
Wild does Ironman Wales for Ty Hafan

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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...
St David's Hall concert cancelled

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26.10.2023

Tŷ Hafan Christmas Concert cancelled

Due to the closure of St David’s Hall for repairs, the decision has been taken to cancel Tŷ Hafan’s Christmas Concert 2023.  Jenna Lewis, Director of Income Generation for Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, said: “We have attempted to find an...
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