More than 20 children have helped to make individual stars for the Light up a Life service at Blythe House, after visiting the hospice earlier this month.

Chinley Cubs came along to Blythe House on Tuesday 1st October to look at facilities and learn about the care and support that the hospice provides.

Alistair Rogerson, Volunteer and Support Services Manager said: ‘The Cubs began the evening with a Q&A session where they showed themselves to be well informed about the care that the hospice offers to local people with life-limiting illnesses.

‘They then explored the building; visiting the kitchen, dining area and gardens before moving to the art area and designing some individualised stars for our Light up a Life event on Sunday 8th December, which people can attend to remember loved ones.

‘The group was interested in the support Blythe House offers; enthusiastic about the upcoming events, and positive about the work undertaken. I know I speak on behalf of my colleagues when I say that this enjoyment was felt by staff too, who would love to see them again, and would welcome people of all ages to visit the hospice.

‘Blythe House is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and we are keen to open the doors to the public, to showcase the great work that is undertaken here.’

If you are a member of a local group that might like to learn more about Blythe House by a presentation at your meeting, or by visiting the hospice, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call 01298 815 388 or email: