Entries by Rebecca Mellor


John’s story

John Mountain started to attend Blythe House’s monthly prostate cancer support group in 2018, after he was diagnosed with the condition. Alongside other health issues, the Chapel-en-le-Frith resident has sought support from the hospice’s community volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, John explains more: ‘My Partner and I knew about Blythe House from its early […]

New Year’s Resolution! Start your volunteering journey by supporting hospice care across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales

Local people looking to start 2021 with a fresh and exciting focus are being encouraged to find out more about volunteering their time to support hospice care. Blythe House Hospicecare, in partnership with Helen’s Trust, provides free services to patients across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire, who are affected by life-limiting […]

Pauline’s story

After the announcement about a second national lockdown on 31.10.2020, some quotes or sentences in Pauline’s story below may seem incorrect/ unsuitable, however please note that Pauline’s story was written in September 2020, after she had returned to her volunteering role at our Buxton shop following the first COVID-19 lockdown. Pauline O’Brien has volunteered her […]


We reaffirm that we’re here to help and here to stay

Blythe House Hospicecare is continuing to provide the highest levels of care and support to local people who are affected by life-limiting illness, bereavement and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We are here to help and here to stay throughout the duration of the national lockdown and beyond. The hospice, based in Chapel-en-le-Frith, is providing services […]


Partnership power! Referrals for hospice care surge by more than 160% following union between two local charities

Referrals for hospice care in the comfort of patient’s homes across the Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire have surged by more than 160% since Blythe House joined forces with Helen’s Trust. Blythe House Hospicecare, based in Chapel-en-le-Frith, and Helen’s Trust in Bakewell announced their formal partnership in September, but have been working together officially […]


Christmas cards now available to raise hospice funds

As of Thursday 5th November, our hospice shops are CLOSED in-line with government guidance. Christmas cards are still available to buy, please download and complete an order form and send it to Caroline Morgan: caroline.morgan@blythehouse.co.uk. Order form You can also order over the phone by calling: 07494072082 See designs below clockwise from top left: Merry […]