Jasmyn Walton gives her time to support the hospice’s fundraising events like the Glow Twilight Walk, in roles including marshalling and registration of participants. After she got married in May 2019, Jasmyn and her husband Andrew also donated their beautiful wedding flowers to brighten up the hospice building for patients, staff and volunteers to enjoy.

The Hayfield resident said: ‘Having a bit of extra time on my hands since my husband started working shifts I was looking for a way to help others. My granddad suffered with throat cancer when I was younger, and I remember the invaluable help and support that we as a family received from his hospice, so volunteering at my local hospice appealed to me.

Elaine, a volunteer receptionist, with the flowers from Jasmyn and Andrew’s wedding

‘When I volunteered at Blythe House I went along with a few of my friends, which was great for the organisers as they had more helpers, but this also meant I spent time with my friends whilst contributing to the community. I also enjoyed the good feeling I got after volunteering at the Glow Walk – it was such a positive and successful event it made me feel great that I could be even a small part of it. There was a friendly, positive atmosphere throughout the whole evening at the Glow Walk. Everyone had smiles on their faces – before, during and after the walk! The laughter could be heard all over Buxton.

‘To other potential local volunteers, I would say either go alone or gather friends and family, and get in touch with Blythe House to see how you can help in anyway. The friendly Blythe House team will be very grateful for any time you can give them. You will feel great after helping others – I am already looking forward to volunteering at the next event with Blythe House!’

Interested in volunteering at Blythe House? We’d be very pleased to hear from you! Please call: 01298 815388 or email: volunteering@blythehouse.co.uk.

Jasmyn (middle) with fellow supporters at the Glow Walk