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Emily Harmsworth

"Amazing sister raises £1,100 in memory of her little brother"

Twelve year old Emily Harmsworth has raised more than £1,100 in memory of her little brother Peter, who was a regular visitor at Tŷ Hafan before he died at the age of nine in 2019. Read More

radyr golf club

"Peter’s inspirational ride to the Home of Golf for Tŷ Hafan"

Peter's first serious cycle in 37 years was a massive 425 miles in four days ride from Radyr Golf Club to St Andrews in Scotland in aid of Tŷ Hafan! Read More

Elisabeth Wheeler

"pleased to feel I can leave a gift in my will to tŷ hafan"

Did you know that you can leave a gift for Tŷ Hafan in your will? Our supporter Elisabeth Wheeler has chosen to do just that. Here, she explains why. Read More

Fynley James Cooke

"bereaved father runs in memory of his late son fynley"

Next month, James Cooke will be running his first ever marathon, across the Brecon Beacons, in memory of his son Fynley who was cared for by Tŷ Hafan. Read More

london marathon 2021

"taking on the london marathon for Tŷ Hafan"

Let’s rewind to October 2016. I was in Cardiff, taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon. I had only ever run one other event before, the Swansea 10k a few weeks earlier, having started running six months earlier. Read More

Scarlett Ty Hafan Fundraising

"bereaved family raise an incredible £25,000"

A couple whose four-year-old daughter Scarlett passed away three years ago today have raised more than £25,000 for Tŷ Hafan. In this week’s Family Friday, we find out what Tŷ Hafan meant to Chris Thomas and Clair Partridge and their precious little girl and about all the amazing fundraising they have done for us. Read More

Sustainable Fashion Week

"people come in and say, ‘is this a charity shop?’"

Lyndsey Davies has a passion for fashion and is one of our amazing volunteers who support our 19 charity shops across Wales. She is also a vocal year-round advocate for sustainable fashion. Here she explains why she does what she does. Read More

green fingers

"keeping tŷ hafan’s gardens rosy"

Monica, one of our wonderful volunteer gardeners, explains what she and her fellow green-fingered volunteers have been up to of late, and how you may be able to help. Read More

Iolo Williams

"Why Iolo's urging us all to walk for Tŷ Hafan"

Passionate conservationist, broadcaster and long-time supporter of Tŷ Hafan, Iolo Williams of BBC Countryfile and Springwatch took time out of filming to chat with us in Builth Wells to explain what makes him tick  and why he’d love even more people across Wales to join him in supporting Tŷ Hafan. Read More

principality plastics

"principality plastics golf day proves a big hit"

In the blazing July sunshine, we were joined by 19 teams from across Wales and beyond for a smashing day of golf, writes Hannah Barnard, Head of Operations at Principality Plastics. Read More

family stories

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jalene sat in a chair shaded by colourful umbrellas

jalene's story

As the first anniversary of her death in July 2020 approaches, Beverley shares her late daughter’s story, and how Tŷ Hafan helped Jalene to have the best life, and death, possible.  Read More

Ollie's Story

ollie's story

Sophie and Sean were just 22 when their little son Ollie was diagnosed with the ultra-rare MOSAIC Syndrome. Here Sophie shares their story and explains how Tŷ Hafan is, quite literally, a lifeline for the whole family. Read More

Jaiden's story

jaiden's story

Jaiden, 14, has counselling and music therapy with Tŷ Hafan and all from the comfort of his own home in Llandrindod Wells. Here, he and mum, Anne-Marie, share their story and explain what Tŷ Hafan means to them. Read More

Molly and Emily laughing together

molly and emily’s story

My name is Sarah and I am Mum of two beautiful girls Molly and Emily who both have Rett syndrome. Read More

harley and becca

harley's story

Harley, a “cheeky chops” seven-year-old from Llanelli, is definitely one of a kind. He had his first operation on a cystic lung when he was still inside his mum Becca’s tummy and at two days old, he had open surgery to remove most of his left lung. Read More

osian

osian's story

Just hours after Osian Liddlell was born, his parents' joy turned to fear, as their precious baby boy was transferred to the neo natal intensive care unit. A rash had spread across his face and body and doctors immediately started carrying out tests to find out why.  Read More

riley

riley's story

When baby Riley came into the world 7 years ago, his parents couldn't wait for him to meet his three older brothers. But as soon as Riley was born, his parents knew something wasn't quite right.  Read More

Molly and Emily

molly and emily's story

Sisters Molly and Emily bring so much joy and love to their mum and dad's lives, but since they were born, life is not how their parents James and Sarah ever expected it to be.  Both girls were born healthy babies two years apart but as time went on, their parents noticed their daughters weren't developing as they should be. Read More

Lilly-May

lilly-may's story

Doctors diagnosed Lilly-May with Leukodystrophy, a life-limiting brain condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for nearly everything we do from our heartbeats to walking. Read More

luca

luca's story

Luca Pucella was a happy, energetic little boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous zest for life.  He brought love and joy to the lives of his family, his friends and everyone who knew him.  But something made Luca different to other boys.  He suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition, and in November 2017, when he was just eleven years old, Luca passed away. Read More

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