Entries by Rebecca Cassidy

Katie’s story

Katie and her family have supported Blythe House for many years, after her mum, Lynn came to the hospice for support following her breast cancer diagnosis. When Katie got married in June 2017, she chose to donate money in lieu of gifts to Blythe House, in memory of Lynn who died in November seven years […]

Maggie’s story

Maggie started volunteering at Blythe House in 2005 as a housekeeper, but soon moved into a befriending role to welcome and chat to patients in the Living Well service, and offering support in their own homes. Maggie also supported the counselling team with paperwork; ensuring systems were in place on both paper and the computer, […]

Sue’s story

Sue began coming along to Blythe House’s Living Well Service in September 2017, after her metastasized papillary thyroid cancer diagnosis several years earlier. She explains: “My initial diagnosis was in 2008, then I had a recurrence in 2014 and again in May 2017. ‘When I first heard about Blythe House through my GP, my initial […]

Barry’s story

Barry started to attend Blythe House in early 2019, after an advanced prostate cancer diagnosis that came ‘right out of the blue.’ The former project manager who trained as an architect found huge solace in the hospice’s art therapy, exploring his emotions to create a personal and impactful portfolio of work. Following the last session […]

Mark’s story

Blythe House has enabled me to focus on “living the new normal” and get on with my life and appreciate more; the Living Well name is so accurate because that’s exactly what it encourages you to do. It has given me hope for the future; it encourages you to live in the immediate moment, but […]

Yee-Haa! 50th Birthday ‘Party in the Barn’ raises over £9,000 for local hospice

A Buxton resident’s birthday barn dance has raised over £9,000 for local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Julie Fletcher, who has secondary breast cancer, held a ‘Party in the Barn’ in Combs last month, to celebrate her 50th Birthday. Julie’s been attending Blythe House Hospicecare in Chapel-en-Le-Frith since the beginning of 2019, accessing […]