Entries by Rebecca Mellor


Light up the night in aid of local hospice care

People across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales are invited to ‘get their glow on’ to support local hospice care. Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust are hosting their second annual Glow Twilight Walk on Saturday 15th May – and this time, it’s virtual! People can sign up to take on their own 10k night-time […]

Jon’s COVID-19 volunteering story

Jon Davey has supported Blythe House as a community volunteer since 2019. The Buxton resident explains more about his important role during the COVID-19 pandemic… ‘I have been supporting local patients and elderly, isolated and vulnerable members of the community since the beginning of the first lockdown back in March 2020. Some tasks I regularly […]

Cate’s story

Whilst setting up a small gardening business, Cate Lines decided to donate some spare time to helping others by becoming a Blythe House community volunteer in autumn 2019. She’s supported the hospice volunteer team during the COVID-19 pandemic, and appeared on BBC East Midlands Today in late 2020 to chat about her experience. Here, the […]


Jackie’s story

Jackie’s husband Rob was first introduced to Blythe House in 2019 after finding out the previous year that advanced prostate cancer had sadly spread to his bones. Rob gained one-to-one advice and support at first, but as his health deteriorated, he began receiving care in the comfort of his own home. His wife, Jackie, explains […]


Catherine’s volunteering story

Catherine Madge started volunteering at Blythe House’s Whaley Bridge department store in 2014, after her father received care and support from the hospice during the final months of his life. She’s learnt cash handling and visual merchandising skills, and says the camaraderie with fellow volunteers and customers is one of her favourite things about giving […]

Charlie’s story

Blythe House and Helen’s Trust are delighted to have secured three places in the 2021 virtual London Marathon event set to take place on Sunday 3rd October. To find out more about how to get involved, click here. Charlie Narejko took on the 40th anniversary and first ever virtual London Marathon in 2020 in aid […]


Counselling and bereavement support for all ages continues during COVID-19 – an update from our counsellor

Our counselling and bereavement team is continuing to provide telephone, online and face-to-face support sessions to adults, children and young people throughout COVID-19. Between now and the beginning of the first national lockdown back in March 2020, the service has supported over 115 people. Rachel Leech, children and young people’s counsellor, has provided an update. […]


New hospice charity shop to open in Bakewell

A new shop to help raise funds for local hospice care in set to open in Bakewell. The Helen’s Trust retail outlet is located at 1 Royal Oak Place on Matlock Street, next door to Rural Threads. Helen’s Trust and Blythe House came together last year to offer hospice care in the comfort of patient’s […]


Quality and specialist items sought for sale on our eBay site!

Updated 21.01.2021: After the success of the first event in January, another COVID-secure eBay donation session is set to take place at our New Mills shop (3 Union Road) from 9.30am to 12noon on Thursday 4th February  If you would like to donate quality or specialist items for eBay, please bring them along! MASKS, GLOVES […]


John’s story

John Mountain started to attend Blythe House’s monthly prostate cancer support group in 2018, after he was diagnosed with the condition. Alongside other health issues, the Chapel-en-le-Frith resident has sought support from the hospice’s community volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, John explains more: ‘My Partner and I knew about Blythe House from its early […]