Scott Beswick has supported Blythe House by taking part in fundraising events and initiatives since his mother-in-law, Julie accessed hospice services in 2018 following her breast cancer diagnosis.

The Buxton resident raised over £2,000 for local hospice care when he took on the London Marathon in October 2021.

Scott now supports the charity’s fundraising team by distributing and gathering collection pots in local businesses in his hometown. Local companies that house our collection pots collectively helped us to raise over £10,000 throughout 2021.

Scott explained: ‘I have been a fundraiser for the hospice for several years, and approached the fundraising team to pursue other volunteering opportunities. I wanted to continue supporting Blythe House and this role was perfect for me as it fits around my work and home life.

‘I arrange with the fundraising team to visit a couple of businesses at a time that are logged on a business spreadsheet. I hand over a new, empty collection pot with the date of drop off and the business name listed at the bottom of the pot. I take the full charity pot and I return this to my local Blythe Hospice shop for a member of the fundraising team to collect.

‘I enjoy visiting local businesses and seeing them and their customers support Blythe House.’

Find out how you could volunteer at the hospice alongside your work commitments and family life.

If you’d like to house a collection pot in your local business or organisation, please email: fundraising@blythehouse.co.uk