Entries by Rebecca Cassidy


Light up a Life 2019 – Keith’s story

‘Life would have been very different without Blythe House; it would have been very tough.’ Keith was on the trip of a lifetime with his wife of 44 years Margaret, when she started to feel unwell. The couple from Glossop were travelling over a five-week period in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, before meeting up with […]

Scout’s honour – Chinley Cubs visit Blythe House

More than 20 children have helped to make individual stars for the Light up a Life service at Blythe House, after visiting the hospice earlier this month. Chinley Cubs came along to Blythe House on Tuesday 1st October to look at facilities and learn about the care and support that the hospice provides. Alistair Rogerson, […]

Scott’s story

Scott Beswick is hoping to raise £2,000 for Blythe House Hospicecare as he puts his best foot forward and is preparing to take on next year’s London Marathon. The Buxton resident is a big Blythe House supporter after his mother-in-law, Julie started to access services last year when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Scott […]

Special therapy day invites High Peak people to learn, chill and relax

Volunteers in Chapel-en-le-Frith are hosting a special therapy day after the success of a previous event. Ann Carter and Anne Cawthorn are hosting the Therapeutic Day at Blythe House on Saturday 9th November, to help raise funds for hospice care and services. A previous, similar event in 2016 helped to raise £2,000 for the High […]

Liz’s story

Former nurse Liz Burns started to volunteer her time at Blythe House in August last year; she became one of the hospice’s first ever community volunteers, after undertaking training for the brand new programme that had launched earlier in 2018. The Hope resident explains why she got involved: ‘I wanted to be of some service […]


Student Tom’s volunteering story

Tom Craig has volunteered at Blythe House during his summer holidays from The University of Manchester, where he is studying a biomedical science degree. The 22-year-old, who hails from Hayfield but lives in a shared house in Fallowfield, Manchester during term time, says it’s worth volunteering at Blythe House because ‘you can really feel like […]


Jingle bell jogging in Buxton for Blythe House

Local people are being invited to run, walk, dance, prance, jog and jingle to help raise funds for hospice care in the High Peak. Our second annual Jingle Bell Jog is back by popular demand at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens on Sunday 1st December 2019. The Jingle Bell Jog offers a 5k route around the idyllic […]

Knitting patterns for Christmas fundraising treats now available!

It may seem early in the year to mention the C word but with just 15 Fridays left until Christmas; we really need to get our festive skates on and start discussing this year’s Christmas knitting appeal! After last year’s appeal raised an amazing £1,200 for Blythe House care and services, we are feeling confident […]