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young school boy taking part in challenge

"primary school take on daily mile challenge "

Pupils at a Valleys primary school have been taking part in a very special fundraising challenge during this summer term.   Read More

Jeff wearing make up and a pink dress with a blonde wig sat on santa's knee

"meet jeff, a tŷ hafan ambassador"

Jeff Davies has been involved with Tŷ Hafan since the very start – from supporting the initial build, to becoming an Ambassador. Read about his experiences volunteering at the hospice. Read More

School children gathering outside classroom

"school children fundraise with fun fitness challenge"

Pupils at Cwm Primary School joined in a fundraising fitness challenge, 'Six Hours of Fitness', to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan.  Read More

photo of nurse Mai in handmade scrubs and wearing facemask looking at the camera

"tŷ hafan gives more meaning to my life"

Deputy Lead Nurse Mai reflects on the challenges she and her colleagues have faced while nursing during the pandemic, which Mai describes as ‘the most challenging, scary and toughest of times’.  Read More

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"tŷ hafan brought us together as a family "

Amie Sainsbury, whose son Callum, died at Tŷ Hafan three years ago aged six, shares her memories of her son and what Tŷ Hafan has given her and her family.   Read More

marathon in may

"Team Tŷ Hafan walk 7 Marathons in May!"

The weather forecast was terrible, and Covid social distancing was still necessary. But yesterday, the sun shone on Tŷ Hafan in just about every way when 45 colleagues walked the equivalent of 7.8 marathons around the hospice grounds – and all on top of their day jobs. Read More

photo of man and boy in Ely Rangers football kit

"how ely rangers fc took on lockdown for tŷ hafan"

Lockdown did not deter our amazing friends at Ely Rangers FC from keeping fit, or from raising money for their favourite charity, Tŷ Hafan.  Read More

Brain next to dog sculpture in hospice garden

"tŷ hafan’s garden is a special place"

In this week’s blog Brian Medley, who started volunteering as a gardener for Tŷ Hafan during lockdown last summer, shares what he gets from gardening for Tŷ Hafan.  Read More

Image of Buttons the elephant (stuffed animal) next to cardboard box

"buttons the elephant joins team tŷ hafan"

Say ‘Hello’ to Buttons The Elephant, our newest member of Team Tŷ Hafan. Buttons is very possibly our first supporter with four legs and is most definitely our first supporter with a trunk! Read More


"marathon in may - a great way to focus on something positive "

Aberystwyth-based Bridget and her daughter Elain, share their experiences tackling, and succeeding to complete last year’s Marathon in May. Read More

family stories

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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'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'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'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'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


felix's story

When Dan and Alex's baby son Felix was just a few months old, his parents received the devastating news that their little boy had a life-limiting condition and would never walk, talk or even live past infancy. Read More


cai's story

Even though Micaela knew she had a high risk pregnancy, she and her partner Matthew had no idea about just how poorly their little boy was going to be. Read More


elain's story

Elain James was referred to Tŷ 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. Read More

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