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

 

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Jan

2022

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when a cwtch is just what’s needed

written by Tŷ Hafan

As we celebrate National Hug Day today, this has given us the ideal opportunity to think about the importance of hugs to us all here at Tŷ Hafan, writes Tracy Jones, Head of Community Services and Partnerships.

14

Jan

2022

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Opening the door to new ways of fundraising

written by Tŷ Hafan

There's nothing quite like the excitement of having your very own home. But what if home for you wasn't the house in which you live but something else?

Where love resides, memories are created, and laughter never ends. A safe space, a place with people you trust who can provide the comfort, care and support you need.

For many children and their families across Wales, that place is Hafan.

7

Jan

2022

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So much joy to see families become confident

written by Tŷ Hafan

Last month Laura Truscott-Wright, won the Royal College of Nursing Wales Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award 2021 which is sponsored by Tŷ Hafan. Laura is a WellChild Parent Trainer Nurse at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Here she tells us about her job and what winning this award means to her.

17

Dec

2021

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Our midwinter festival of lights

written by Tŷ Hafan

Finding innovative ways to support our Tŷ Hafan families, to maintain the connections between families and staff and to provide opportunities to have fun times is key to all we do.

10

Dec

2021

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A silver leaf for Blair

written by Tŷ Hafan

Christmas is coming and one of our ambassadors Blair Lundie is busy selling his handmade crafts at festive fairs across the valleys to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan.

3

Dec

2021

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We’ve learned to live for every day

written by Tŷ Hafan

It's International Day of People with Disabilities and in this week's FamilyFriday, we hear from mum Hannah about how her daughter Alice continues to beat the odds despite being born with hydranencephaly.

26

Nov

2021

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Shop handcrafted this Black Friday

written by Tŷ Hafan

It’s Black Friday, the last pay day before Christmas. Did you know that, thanks to Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan , you can buy locally produced, high quality, beautiful and affordable upcycled and recycled products with every sale supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Wales? Here Penny Collins, from Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan, explains more.

19

Nov

2021

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Some families may crumble without Tŷ Hafan

written by Tŷ Hafan

Susan and Marshall are the faces of Tŷ Hafan’s Christmas Appeal. Here, Susan, who lives with Marshall and his big brother Tyler in Bridgend explains what Tŷ Hafan means to her and her family.

12

Nov

2021

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When Sara said 'Yes' to the Tŷ Hafan Dress

written by Tŷ Hafan

School support worker Sara Martin from Newport already had her eye on a wedding dress from a high street retailer when she saw a social media post promoting our new bridal boutique in Tŷ Hafan ’s Emporium Shop in Abergavenny

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Nov

2021

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It’s a very special trip for lots of reasons

written by Tŷ Hafan

Here we revisit a Family Friday blog first published last year, by Tŷ Hafan dad James Meacham, whose son Thomas was cared for by Tŷ Hafan before he died at the age of nine in June 2019. 

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