Entries by Rebecca Mellor


Dying Matters awareness week – 10-16th May

We are looking forward to commemorating Dying Matters Awareness Week from Monday (10th May), to help open up the conversation around death, dying and bereavement. Dying Matters explains: ‘This year, the week will focus on the importance of being in a good place to die. ‘There is no right or wrong place to die; it […]


Lisa, Stanley and Lydia’s story

Stanley, 10, and Lydia, 6, from Chapel-en-le-Frith started to attend bereavement play therapy sessions at Blythe House in late 2020, after their Daddy, Stuart tragically took his own life. Lisa, Stanley and Lydia’s Mum, explains: ‘Myself, the children and all the family were devastated by the news of Stuart’s death. I didn’t know how to […]


New shop raising funds for local hospice care opens in Bakewell

We have opened the doors to our 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 clothing; homeware; books […]


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 […]