Entries by Rebecca Cassidy


Andrew’s story

Andrew Foreshew-Cain became a Blythe House Community Volunteer in summer 2018, and since then, has provided practical support and companionship to hospice patients and their families, including respite care and gardening. Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew has continued his vital role in the community, as one of 48 volunteers providing essential care and support […]


Blythe House refurbishment photos

[Last updated: 21.07.2020] The reception, porch, downstairs toilets and a bathroom area at Blythe House are undergoing a major transformation to ensure the building is accessible to all visitors. Read the full story. We’re sharing regular updates of progress here…    

Hospice volunteers provide over 800 support visits during coronavirus pandemic

Volunteers at Blythe House have provided over 800 support visits to local people who are elderly, vulnerable or isolated during the coronavirus outbreak. The Community Volunteer team has been on hand to help with tasks including shopping, prescription collections, transport to medical appointments, telephone companionship and pet walking, over the last three months. Dedicated volunteers […]

Hospice sunflower memories to go virtual

People across the High Peak and surrounding communities are invited to commemorate the memory of a loved one by helping to raise funds for Blythe House. Supporters can dedicate a flower in memory of someone special, and make a donation throughout this month, for the hospice’s Sunflower Memories appeal. Usually the special event every June […]

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 […]