Seeing first hand the impact that fundraising has at Tŷ Hafan has inspired me to do some fundraising of my own and not just raise money but also raise awareness Read More
Sarah has been coming to Tŷ Hafan for a number of years with her daughters, Molly and Emily. They've spent Christmas Day here and Sarah wanted to give us an insight into how that made their Christmas. Read More
Tŷ Hafan has touched so many lives over the years, but hearing the stories of Tŷ Hafan families is always hugely humbling and a great reminder of why the charity exists. Read More
Paul has been blind for a number of years, but took on our Superhero Cycle Challenge on his tandem known as "The Beast" Read More
Dad Paul Fears joined a BBC radio discussion on men's mental health. Here's what he told presenter Jason Mohammad. Read More
Meeting the staff and families at Tŷ Hafan has inspired Andy James to run Snowdon Marathon and incredible four times in 24 hours - please read his story and help him raise money for the hospice. Read More
Castle School’s Maiden Classic Car and Bike Run Celebrating its tenth year by raising money for Tŷ Hafan Read More
Porthcawl Elvis Festival director Peter Phillips tells us about how he got involved with Tŷ Hafan - thanks to a young Elvis fan staying at the hospice. Read More
The topic of wills and future planning is never easy to think about, and is quite often at the bottom of peoples ‘to do’ list. It really doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom. Actually, it should be the opposite. Read More
Helping families make the most of the time that they have together is one of the main aspects of what we do at Tŷ Hafan, making memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. Read More
My name is Amie and my son, Callum, goes to Tŷ Hafan. He loves it and so does the whole family. Read More
Elain James was referred to Tyˆ Hafan in January 2011 when she was just 8 months old. Elain was antenatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease, but it wasn’t until she was born that her family knew the full extent of her illness. Tests revealed Elain had multiple, complicated heart conditions and a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. She also has a permanent feeding tube attached to her stomach. Read More
When Alice was born at 34 weeks, the doctors delivered devastating news to her mum and dad – their newborn baby girl had just 20 minutes to live. Barry and Rebecca had known their daughter was at risk since their 20-week scan had picked up problems, with serious implications for their unborn baby’s safety. But they could never have imagined the difficult road that lay ahead of them. Read More
When baby Ollie was born in June 2014, he wasn’t breathing. So he was resuscitated before being put in the arms of his Mum, Sophie. She and her husband Sean took their precious new-born son home the next day, but for some reason, they knew something wasn’t right. Read More
In 2001, Wendy and Adrian Watkins were looking forward to the birth of their twins to complete their family and provide their nine-year-old son, Aled, with siblings. Read More
I think the biggest thing that Tŷ Hafan gives the twins is confidence. They are really quiet and sometimes don’t say anything at all in certain environments, but at Tŷ Hafan, they are totally different and can be themselves. Read More
To me Tŷ Hafan is a special place. It is a place where you have fun, laughter and tears too. The staff from the cleaners, chefs, care team, nurses and admin workers are all wonderful and make you feel so welcome at Tŷ Hafan. Read More
I have twin brothers who are 13 years old who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We have been coming to Tŷ Hafan since 2009. I have had some great times at Tŷ Hafan and have attended many sibling evenings. Read More
Many people don’t know that Tŷ Hafan cares for the whole family, including the grandparents. It is a fantastic charity that does so much good for the twins and our entire family. They make me feel so welcome and we always have so much fun and lots of giggles when we’re there. Read More
As one of Lewys’ links I am allocated to work with him when he visits Tŷ Hafan. But as him and his brother, Rhodri, are inseparable you pretty much work with both of them. Read More
A massive good luck to our Tŷ Hafan dads @JustGiving #JGAwards this evening. They are finalists in the Fundraiser of the Year award for their epic #5in55 challenge which saw them scaling five of the UKs tallest mountains in under 55 hours! @5in55
Less than two weeks to go until Christmas at the Castle, where we’ll kick off the festive season in style with festive food and drink stalls, a Christmasy concert under the stars, sensational craft market and fantastic fireworks! We’re very excited to announce that the very talented welsh duo, Into The Ark, will be performing on the night! Into The Ark are Dane Lloyd & Taylor Jones from Blackwood who began their music careers busking in Cardiff, then went on to become an established band touring the UK - reaching the final of The Voice! We can’t wait have the boys with us for the event and to hear the pitch perfect harmonies and beautiful lyrics that set them apart!
Have you ever wondered what Christmas is like for our families? Tŷ Hafan is open 365 days a year and we invite some families who've had a particularly hard year to spend Christmas Day at the hospice. Sarah has spent Christmas Day here with her daughters, Molly and Emily, and she explains how import breaks like this can be to families such as hers #BeingThere365 "We were here two years ago at Christmas and it was one of the best we’ve ever had." https://zurl.co/mPmo
If you missed Alice on @BBCCiN #BBCBargainHunt, you can find it on iplayer and enjoy the rest of the fun with Pudsey and co this evening https://zurl.co/vUpS
Former Tŷ Hafan support worker, Craig Clements, has just kicked off his fundraising and awareness challenge which will see him and his colleagues run, cycle or row 7km everyday for seven weeks. #FamilyFriday this week is Craig's story. "Nothing came close to looking after and taking care of the children and young people at Tŷ Hafan. It truly was the proudest time of my career so far." https://zurl.co/iSOf
Today is @BBCCiN and we can't wait to tune in to #BBCBargainHunt at 12:15pm to see their feature on Alice and her family. Sarah Lee, our Palliative Care Play Specialist, who features in the programme, is a @BBCCiN funded post. Play is such a fundamental aspect of a child's development and serves a far greater purpose than just having fun and alleviating boredom. Everyone has a right to play and the role has been vital in delivering a range of therapeutic benefits to Tŷ Hafan children. Be sure to tune in at 12:15pm!
We’re delighted that our Transformers project has been awarded funding by the @togetherforshortlives Improving Transitions for Young People Fund. The project aims to help smooth the transition to adult services for seriously ill young people by offering social opportunities, helping to build skills, providing guidance and signposting to other services #FundForChange For more information on Transformers, visit https://goo.gl/2QBgVt
On behalf of everyone at Tŷ Hafan we would like to wish our Patron, HRH, The Prince of Wales The Royal Family a Happy 70th Birthday. Fondly remembering his visit to our hospice earlier in the year. Many happy returns.
Are you looking for an easy way to support children in Wales? Displaying a Tŷ Hafan collection box in your workplace is an effective way to support your local charity. To request your collection box or for more information, please contact Helen Young on 02920 532 271 or email Helen.email@example.com
Come along for an evening of Christmas music with Harmony Thursday 13th December, 7pm St David's Church, Maesteg Tickets ONLY £5 Proceeds to go to Ty Hafan, Children's Hospice Wales! Lovely way to get you into the festive spirit whilst raising money for such an amazing cause. Hope to see you there!
Who doesn’t love warming up with a bit of mulled wine to get in the Christmasy spirit! The lovely pop-up bar… https://t.co/6u0jGaYeuv
RT As our company grows we would love to fulfill a 5% of profits to help @tyhafan make a difference to Childrens very short lives