Entries by Rebecca Mellor


Meet the team – Sam Hanley, Hospice at Home Coordinator

How did you get involved with Blythe House Hospice? I originally came to Blythe House as volunteer receptionist, I also provided admin support to the counselling team. A position became available in The Volunteer Support Team and I was successful on application. In December 2015 I was asked if I would like to support the […]

A note from Janet Dunphy, CEO

How exiting we can celebrate the past, the present and the future… and we plan to! Look out for all the opportunities to tell your story and celebrate with us. Blythe House Hospice started because of our wonderful Rev Betty Packham who cared for parishioner Stan Blythe in her home until he died. Stan left […]

Volunteering at Blythe House – Pat’s story

Lifelong High Peak resident, Pat Eckersley got involved with volunteering at Blythe House’s department store in Whaley Bridge in 2010, after suffering from severe emotional and physical stress following a car accident. Pat’s sister, Lynne, gave her the encouragement she needed to walk through the door on her first day – and now she volunteers […]

John’s story

John’s wife Charlotte came to Blythe House after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, and the Hospice at Home service supported the couple in their home, in the last weeks of Charlotte’s life. John, who is now a Chelsea Pensioner, says: ‘I cannot find words to express my admiration and thanks for this marvellous […]