Entries by Rebecca Cassidy

Freya and Ethan’s story

Chapel-en-le-Frith youngsters Freya and Ethan continue to raise money for Blythe House after their Mummy, Charlotte started to attend in February 2018, following her breast cancer diagnosis. Freya, 10, said: ‘We took part in the Jingle Bell Jog in December 2018, and encouraged all our friends at school to do the same. We have a […]

£1,000 donations from Buxton sporting and music groups

Our huge thanks go to Spa Town Ladies Darts ‘n’ Doms team, and the Spa Town Rock ‘n’ Rollers group after they’ve collectively raised £1,000 for Blythe House Hospicecare. Blythe House trustee, Mike Hardman met with both groups to receive respective cheques of £700 from the Darts ‘n’ Doms ladies, and £300 from the Rock […]

Lodi’s story

‘I associated Blythe House as a really bleak, “end of the road” place – but actually the minute I arrived, I felt like I was on this lovely warm bus and it is just such an embrace.’ Lodi became ill in 2015 and advanced very rapidly downhill after receiving multiple diagnoses, including Parkinson’s and motor […]

Unique opportunity to offer companionship and support to High Peak people affected by life-limiting illnesses

Our comprehensive training programme is giving High Peak residents skills and knowledge to support local patients in the comfort of their own homes. We are continuing to recruit community volunteers, to offer practical and emotional support and companionship, including providing breaks for family members or carers, and helping with simple household tasks. The next volunteer […]

Strictly Blythe House Challenge

Quickstep into an exciting new challenge by learning to dance with local professional dancers, Derek and Julia. The 10 week course is set to take place at Dove Holes Community Centre every Monday from 7-8pm, starting 15th April. To find out more or to book, call: 01298 814996 or email: julia50hall@hotmail.com  

Three decades of volunteering for Audrey

Audrey Bramah has been involved with volunteering at, and supporting, Blythe House since its inception in 1989. The Chinley resident says: ‘When Blythe House first started, there was a small office near the church in Chapel-en-le-Frith. I couldn’t volunteer full-time then as I owned a restaurant but I would sell raffle tickets and host coffee […]


Ann’s story – Glow Twilight Walk

‘The Glow Twilight Walk is an exciting event that all members of the family can take part in. It is vital that local people support this event. I know from my personal experience with having breast cancer, the fantastic help and support that goes on at Blythe House. I passionately feel it deserves all the […]

Easter knitting treats now available across the High Peak

Our Easter knitting is now for sale across the High Peak – in our Buxton, New Mills, Whaley Bridge and Chapel shops, and at Blythe House’s reception – priced at £1.50 per item. We’ve had hundreds of chicks, bunnies, baskets and other amazing knitted and crocheted items donated, as well as delicious Easter chocolates and […]

Help us celebrate 30 years of hospice care with commemorative video

Residents across the High Peak, Hope Valley and beyond are being warmly invited to get involved in a video project to commemorate 30 years of Blythe House Hospicecare. We’re celebrating three decades of hospice care for patients in the High Peak, Hope Valley, and areas of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Reverend Betty Packham founded Blythe House […]

Jennie’s story

Without Blythe House I believe I would still have no confidence or self-belief; since coming here, all my family and friends have seen major improvements in me Jennie Howe has always supported Blythe House through donating or attending monthly coffee mornings because, she says: ‘You never know when you might need the hospice services yourself.’ […]