Ty Hafan

#family friday

#familyfriday is a series of blogs capturing all aspects of Tŷ Hafan, from family experiences and fundraising achievements, to insights into volunteering and examples of how ‘Team Tŷ Hafan’ is making a difference in communities across Wales.

#familyfriday

 

13

May

2022

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Scott and Gaz’s Ultramarathon for Tŷ Hafan

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Running a marathon in tough enough, but for HMS Cambria’s Scott and Gaz a 46 mile ultramarathon for Tŷ Hafan was the order of the day!

6

May

2022

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Sam’s epic ‘Seven in Seven Challenge’

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Running one marathon is a challenge enough – but running seven marathons in seven days is on a whole other level. Here Sam Lewis, from Burry Port, explains why she took on her epic ‘Seven in Seven Challenge’ for Tŷ Hafan last month.

29

Apr

2022

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darren’s ‘five days of fitness’ challenge for tŷ hafan

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Valleys personal trainer Darren Lukaris is set to undertake his third fundraising challenge for us next week, starting on Bank Holiday Monday. Darren, whose little sister Demi receives care and support from Tŷ Hafan, will be joined by colleagues and clients to tackle Five Days of Fitness at the gym he runs in Ebbw Vale. Here he explains what this challenge will entail and what’s motivating him to do it.

22

Apr

2022

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tŷ hafan’s marathon in may is mentally and physically amazing!

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Julie Joyner has arthritis and chronic pain disease. But this did not stop Julie, from Gorslas, from tackling our Marathon in May fundraising challenge last year during lockdown and now she is planning to do it again next month. Here she explains why.

15

Apr

2022

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We are inspired by the amazing work Tŷ Hafan does

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A Scouting group from Sully will be cleaning up an area of beach one weekend in May and they are hoping to raise lots of money for Tŷ Hafan in the process! In this week’s Family Friday, Sully 1st Scouts tell us about their litter-picking plans and why they decided to support our hospice. 

8

Apr

2022

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More Morrisons Champions visit Tŷ Hafan

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Two more Morrisons community champions visited Tŷ Hafan this week, as the three-year partnership between our hospice, Morrisons and Together for Short Lives gathers momentum.

1

Apr

2022

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So good to be running for Tŷ Hafan on home turf

written by Tŷ Hafan

Last Sunday, on a cold but sunny morning, 120 of you ran 13.1 miles through the streets of the Welsh capital to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan. Here Jodie Harris reflects on the much-longed for return of the Cardiff Half Marathon, the first event of its kind for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

25

Mar

2022

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Why include a gift in your will for Tŷ Hafan

written by Tŷ Hafan

In this week’s blog Gareth Wisdom, partner and Head of Will & Estate Planning at Hugh James, explains why we should all take time to write a will, and the difference that including a gift in your will for Tŷ Hafan will make.

11

Mar

2022

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A Centenarian Reflects for Tŷ Hafan

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Basil Smith, the 101-year-old tennis playing legend from West Wales, has written and published his autobiography with all proceeds going to Tŷ Hafan. We spoke to Basil, and his family, to find out more. 

4

Mar

2022

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Tŷ Hafan help our family

written by Tŷ Hafan

Last month, nine-year-old Juwayriyah did her first sponsored walk - clocking up an amazing 15 miles and raising more than £400 for Tŷ Hafan in the process. Here she and her mum, explain why she did it and what Tŷ Hafan means to their family.

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