Entries by Rebecca Cassidy

Combs community cookbook available to download

Sincere thanks to mum and daughter, Val and Megan Jackson from Combs who have raised £640 for Blythe House by compiling a community cookbook for the village – featuring soups, starters, snacks, mains, desserts and cakes! Val explained: ‘Like so many others we have been staying in at home. Although unable to go out and […]


Dying Matters Awareness Week 2020

Throughout this week (11-17 May 2020), Blythe House Hospicecare is commemorating Dying Matters Awareness Week, and inviting you to open up and start the conversation about death and dying. Dying Matters explains: ‘Talking about death doesn’t bring death closer. It’s about planning for life, helping us make the most of the time that we have. However, […]


Glow Twilight Walk to return in May 2021

A nighttime walk organised to raise vital funds for hospice care in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales is set to get the whole community glowing when it returns next year. Our Glow Twilight Walk was due to take place on Saturday 18th July 2020, but following recent Government measures, and in times of such […]

Jon’s story

Blythe House community volunteer, Jon Davey first found out about the hospice in 2009, after his prostate cancer diagnosis. The Buxton resident regularly attended our monthly prostate cancer support group and continues to come along to the weekly mindfulness meditation sessions. Jon, who’s a keen long distance walker, explained: ‘I am aware of what’s going […]


New faces on Blythe House collection pots across the High Peak

Heading out to do some shopping or run errands over the coming weeks, you might notice some new faces that crop up regularly in shops and businesses across the High Peak and Hope Valley. Blythe House Hospicecare is delighted to launch its new fundraising collection pots, displaying the beaming faces of dedicated hospice supporters. More […]


Janet’s story

‘I really value the support from the community volunteer programme; Blythe House is a lifeline for me and my family.’ Chapel-en-le-Frith resident Janet Brindley was referred to Blythe House by her support worker in October 2018, after she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease earlier that year. Janet, who was a very keen walker, said […]