Entries by Rebecca Mellor


June’s story

June was referred to Blythe House in June 2021, after she had developed peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) in her hands and feet due to the course of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. June attends Therapeutic Thursdays at the hospice and has received physio and occupational therapy. The Buxworth resident said: ‘I cannot thank Blythe House […]


Thanking our volunteers who give hundreds of hours of their time every week – Volunteers’ Week 2022

This week, we’re thanking our incredible team of over 190 volunteers, who donate hundreds of hours of their time to support hospice care every week. Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust is commemorating national Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), a celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. The hospice provides […]


Emma’s story

John Clark from Litton used our Hospice at Home service at the end of his life. Sheffield born and bred, John loved being outdoors and was passionate about caring for his animals. In 1971, John met Susan; they married the same year and had their first child, Simon. Three years later, Emma was born. Emma […]


Scott’s volunteering story

Scott Beswick has supported Blythe House by taking part in fundraising events and initiatives since his mother-in-law, Julie accessed hospice services in 2018 following her breast cancer diagnosis. The Buxton resident raised over £2,000 for local hospice care when he took on the London Marathon in October 2021. Scott now supports the charity’s fundraising team […]


Sarah’s volunteering story

Sarah Rowland has been a solicitor for 25 years – she specialises in medical law at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield and became a trustee of Helen’s Trust in 2014. Sarah explained: ‘I live in a small village near Bakewell, in the Derbyshire Dales.  I got to know Helen’s Trust because it’s a very popular local […]


Steven’s story

Steven Booth has been a dedicated volunteer at Blythe House’s Buxton shop for over a decade. Alongside his volunteer role, Steven has become a Saturday supervisor in a paid position at the shop, supporting the store manager to oversee the day-to-day tasks of running the busy and popular shop on Eagle Parade. Steven, who was […]


Sunflower Memories 2022

Make a donation to celebrate the life of someone that you love and miss, and help to support local hospice care. For a minimum donation of just £10, you can dedicate a virtual sunflower in our online hospice garden, and add photographs and a message of remembrance. A sunflower plaque bearing your loved one’s name […]

June’s volunteering story

June Igo has given her valued time to volunteer for Blythe House since 2008, after retiring from her career in teaching. The New Mills resident explains: ‘When I retired some time ago, I knew I wanted to do something purposeful and meaningful. I didn’t want to do something that would “pass the time”, but something […]