Ty Hafan

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I first came across Tŷ Hafan watching the Beautiful Lives documentary in 2011, so when the opportunity came up to join this campaign, of course, I jumped at the chance.

My colleagues and I have been fortunate enough to visit Tŷ Hafan on two occasions and it really exceeded my expectations in so many different ways. There is an assumption that a hospice would be such a sad place, but we were blown away because it felt so friendly and inviting.

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Inside the hospice, there is a colourful, warm and homely environment with wall to wall multi coloured hand prints and pictures. It has a wide variety of facilities like the sensory room, hydrotherapy pool and soft play area. Every detail is thought of even down to the smell, for example, using regular home cleaning products so it is in no way clinical at all.

Outside, you are surrounded by trees and lush green gardens. It gives the feeling of peacefulness and tranquillity, perfect for times of reflection. In the stream there are personalised pebbles, giving the families a chance to reminisce. You can really see why it truly is a beacon of hope for the welsh families who need this crucial life line.

I have been fundraising on Tŷ Hafan’s behalf for over a year now and generally all the Welsh people I speak to really hold the hospice close to their hearts. The reception we get from the public is unbelievably positive.

Everyone gets involved in so many ways; from holding events, taking part in the rainbow run and midnightwalk, playing the lottery and even sponsoring those that take on challenges So many people really want to help in the best way they can to see the charity continue its amazing work.

I’m so happy to be involved in such a worthy cause. Everyday makes you want to get out of bed. We know that our voices are making changes across Wales.

Voices For Change Fundraiser

Alia Hassan