Katie and her family have supported Blythe House for many years, after her mum, Lynn came to the hospice for support following her breast cancer diagnosis.
When Katie got married in June 2017, she chose to donate money in lieu of gifts to Blythe House, in memory of Lynn who died in November seven years earlier.
Katie said: ‘I’m originally from Stockport, however my mum was from Chinley and as we still have family members in the High Peak area, it’s somewhere that me and my family visit regularly.
‘My mum came to Blythe House and gained an awful lot from being part of the Blythe community. I have visited Blythe House on a number of occasions, both with my mum and since my mum died, and it totally changed my perception of what a hospice was all about. It is very modern, very warm and very supportive and the work you do is amazing and makes a difference to so many people. It’s nice to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.
‘Blythe House is something close to my heart and it was nice to be able to include this in our wedding celebrations. All our wedding guests were aware of the connection with Blythe House and were very supportive and generous with the donations made.’
Katie’s sister, Lucy is celebrating her 30th birthday this year, as Blythe House Hospicecare also commemorates its 30th anniversary! Lucy has asked for donations to the charity as part of her birthday celebrations.
Katie explained: ‘Lucy had a 30th party recently, and we are planning to have a family weekend away in September. Our other sister, Jenny, is shortly due to give birth, so there will be a new baby joining us on the weekend away also!’
You can donate to Lucy’s fundraising by visiting her Facebook page!