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. Since then, Iain has taken professional photographs of hospice services and events; and directed videos for events, appeals and fundraising.

The Chapel-en-le-Frith resident explains more: ‘It’s a bit of a ‘back stage’ role; as a teenager and young adult I worked behind the scenes at a local amateur theatre company, I always saw myself as working back stage…definitively not on stage.

‘I started volunteering for Blythe House to save the hospice some money that they would otherwise need to spend on photography or video services to help fundraise or raise awareness of its work. Having a professional on hand to help can only help produce better content for social media.

‘I like working with Janet [Dunphy, hospice CEO] and her team; you never know when you need this sort of help and support! The hospice has helped me hone my video and filming skills; I need to keep being self-critical about my work…in fact even to the point of kicking myself when I am not happy with my work. I am really looking forward to getting out at events again soon when we are over this pandemic.

‘As time has gone on it’s a real pleasure to be involved. I know it is helping the team, providing consistent help long term so Blythe House and Helen’s Trust can achieve their goals.’

Could your professional skills help to support local hospice care? If you can offer your time and services in any field, we’d be delighted to hear from you! Please email: volunteering@blythehouse.co.uk.