Entries by Rebecca Mellor


New shop raising funds for local hospice care opens in Bakewell

A much-loved local charity has opened the doors to its brand new shop in Bakewell. Staff and volunteers from Helen’s Trust, in partnership with Blythe House Hospicecare, cut the ribbon at the new retail outlet on Matlock Street today [Monday 12th April]. The shop stocks a wide range of items including men’s, women’s and children’s […]


Blythe House celebrates five years of Hospice at Home service

We are celebrating the fifth anniversary of a hugely successful service that ensures local patients can die in the comfort of their own home, if that is their wish. Since its inception in 2016, Blythe House Hospicecare’s Hospice at Home service has supported over 880 patients, and provided more than 57,200 hours of palliative and […]

Iain’s story

Iain Klieve is a professional photographer and videographer, working across the North West to shoot short video films and high-end photography for businesses selling a service or products. Iain has supported Blythe House since 2019, when he popped his business card in at reception to offer support in a voluntary capacity alongside his full-time work. […]


We give thanks to volunteers and supporters after a year of lockdowns

We are thanking our volunteers and donors for their unwavering support during the past year. Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust is reflecting on an unprecedented year, as this week sees the first anniversary of the UK’s initial Covid-19 lockdown. During the past 12 months, the hospice’s fundraising events have been cancelled, and four much-loved […]

Graham and Sonia’s volunteering story

Dr Graham Brodie began volunteering his time to support Blythe House after retiring in 2010, following his role as a GP in Chapel-en-le-Frith for 30 years. His wife, Sonia, joined the volunteer team following her retirement from nursing in 2013. The couple, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, explain more about their roles… Graham says: ‘It was great at […]


Light up the night in aid of local hospice care

People across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales are invited to ‘get their glow on’ to support local hospice care. Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust are hosting their second annual Glow Twilight Walk on Saturday 15th May – and this time, it’s virtual! People can sign up to take on their own 10k night-time […]

Jon’s COVID-19 volunteering story

Jon Davey has supported Blythe House as a community volunteer since 2019. The Buxton resident explains more about his important role during the COVID-19 pandemic… ‘I have been supporting local patients and elderly, isolated and vulnerable members of the community since the beginning of the first lockdown back in March 2020. Some tasks I regularly […]

Cate’s story

Whilst setting up a small gardening business, Cate Lines decided to donate some spare time to helping others by becoming a Blythe House community volunteer in autumn 2019. She’s supported the hospice volunteer team during the COVID-19 pandemic, and appeared on BBC East Midlands Today in late 2020 to chat about her experience. Here, the […]


Jackie’s story

Jackie’s husband Rob was first introduced to Blythe House in 2019 after finding out the previous year that advanced prostate cancer had sadly spread to his bones. Rob gained one-to-one advice and support at first, but as his health deteriorated, he began receiving care in the comfort of his own home. His wife, Jackie, explains […]