Entries by Rebecca Cassidy

Alison’s volunteering story

Alison King has supported the hospice in several roles since she began volunteering at our Buxton shop back in January 2019. The Buxton resident volunteers her time at the shop on Eagle Parade every week, as well as posting regular photos on Blythe House’s Instagram page. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Alison was a key volunteer […]

Volunteer opportunities across the Derbyshire Dales to support families affected by life-limiting illness

In partnership with Helen’s Trust, our hospice programme that supports people who are affected by life-limiting illnesses in their own homes, is looking for volunteers across the Derbyshire Dales. The community volunteer programme was set up by Blythe House Hospicecare in 2018, and is now extending its services to cover Dales towns including Bakewell, Matlock […]


Light up a Life 2020 – Andrea’s story

‘Without the hospice’s healthcare assistants, dad would probably have had to go into hospital, which we had always promised would not happen. Dad wanted to be in his own home with mum.’ Light up a Life in memory of someone you love. It was in January 2019 that Blythe House began providing Hospice at Home […]


Ali and Scott’s story – Wills Month 2020

‘If you’re going to make a will, why not do it when the solicitor is willing to donate the fees to such a worthy cause such as Blythe House Hospicecare?’ Ali and Scott Beswick decided to make their will with Cooper Sons Hartley & Williams during Blythe House’s Wills Month in 2019. The Buxton couple […]


Wills Month 2020

Make a will with Buxton solicitors and support local hospice care  A Buxton solicitor’s branch is set to write wills for free, in return for fees being donated to support local people affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement. Throughout October, Cooper Sons Hartley & Williams Solicitors will be delivering a will writing service, with all […]

Thank you Discount Displays!

Huge thanks to Discount Displays Ltd who have designed and donated a giant whiteboard cheque to Blythe House so that we’re able to say thank you to our supporters at a safe distance and follow government guidelines. Aaron Inglethorpe, from the team, said: ‘Discount Displays are proud to be able to support Blythe House and […]

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‘We are a perfect match’ – a message from Janet Dunphy, CEO at Blythe House Hospicecare

Following Blythe House’s official partnership with fellow local end of life care charity, Helen’s Trust, Janet Dunphy, CEO, has written a blog about the news… I was absolutely delighted when Dr Louise Jordan, Chair of Helen’s Trust board of trustees, approached me to discuss the possibility of this partnership, this is why: As organisations, Blythe […]


Stronger together – Blythe House and Helen’s Trust join forces to provide more Hospice at Home care to dying patients

Blythe House is joining forces with Bakewell-based Helen’s Trust to extend Hospice at Home services to more patients across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire. Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust have been discussing their organisational compatibility for over 12 months, and this formal partnership – officially launched today, 7th of September […]


#GoOutsideDonateFive to Blythe House Hospicecare

Lovers of the great outdoors across the High Peak are being invited to support their local hospice as they go outside to run, walk, swim or bike. We’re asking people to help raise vital funds by enjoying an outdoor activity and donating just £5.00 to hospice services. Alistair Rogerson, business development manager, said: ‘Understandably, the […]