Ty Hafan

walk a day in their shoes

walk a day in their shoes for tŷ hafan this september

There's an old saying, ‘You can’t understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a day in their shoes”. At Tŷ Hafan, there are many shoes that help keep the doors open for our families, especially during these difficult months and we wanted to share some of their stories with you.
When you think of Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice and the staff that help care for our families, you might not realise the variety of roles, skillsets, personalities and resilience we are so lucky to have.

Put yourself in their shoes.

To recognise their contribution and thank them, we want you to take part in our exciting new challenge. We’re asking you to walk a day in their shoes and pledge to raise vital funds for the hospice and community services in your area, through the essential care and support for children and their families in Wales with life-limited conditions. We have two events you can choose from.


Walk a day in their shoes - Barry - In person event

Event update - Event Postponed

As we have experienced a reduction in registrations, due to the ongoing risk of Covid cases, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our planned walk event in Barry this Sunday until the spring. We hope you will be able to participate once a new date has been set. Thank you for all your ongoing support.

walk a day in their shoes - barry event

We’re back with our first in person event and what better place to hold it than on the doorstep of Tŷ Hafan, in Barry. Join us for a 2.5 mile walk on Sunday 26 September 2021 from Jackson’s Bay to Friars point and back. Click here to find out more.

take part


Walk a day in their shoes - Virtual Event

walk a day in their shoes

How does it work?

walk a day in their shoes

Are you ready to put your best foot forward?

Always wanted to understand what a day in the life of a care team member at Tŷ Hafan was like? Well sign up today free of charge and receive your green laces in the post before 1 September!


iolo williams ty hafan

“I’m thrilled to be supporting Walk a day in their shoes and be part of raising essential funds to support Tŷ Hafan. So, join me and sign up today”

Iolo Williams

TV presenter


Whose shoes will you walk in?

Dan Notley 1 Mile

Dan Notley

1 mile = £25

Dan is our dads’ family support worker, there to organise events and activities for dads who face similar situations, as well as being that emotional support that men often lack.

Find out more about Dan

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Sophie Williams 5 Miles

Sophie Knapp

5 miles = £50

Sophie, our transition nurse, helps older children and teens as they make their way through that difficult time in a young person’s life, looking after both their clinical and wellbeing needs.

Find out more about Sophie

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katie 10 miles

Katie McDonald

10 miles = £100

Complementary therapist, Katie, provides calming therapies for children and their families, so important in helping relieve pain and anxiety, as well as improving their quality of life.

Find out more about Katie

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claire fletcher 15 miles

Claire Fletcher

15 miles = £150

Nurse, Claire, looks after a child’s clinical needs, while still bringing that Tŷ Hafan magic, allowing parents to be parents, not carers, and enjoy the time they have with their child.

Find out more about Claire

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