High Peak residents urged to enjoy great outdoors and support hospice

Lovers of the great outdoors across the High Peak are being invited to support their local hospice as they go outside to run, walk, swim or bike.

By Lucy Roberts
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 9:56 am
Alistair Rogerson visits Chester Zoo with his family to commemorate #GoOutsideDonateFive – wearing his Blythe House branded face mask.
Alistair Rogerson visits Chester Zoo with his family to commemorate #GoOutsideDonateFive – wearing his Blythe House branded face mask.

Blythe House Hospicecare is asking people to help raise vital funds by enjoying an outdoor activity and donating just £5 to hospice services.

The hospice, based in Chapel-en-le-Frith, provides a range of care and support to local people affected by life-limiting illnesses including cancer, COPD, heart failure and neurological conditions.

Alistair Rogerson, business development manager, said: ‘Understandably, the

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Go outside and donate £5 to support your local hospice.

coronavirus pandemic has hit the hospice hard, as we had to close our charity shops and cancel or postpone our fundraising events.

"We would love for local people to get behind this new fundraising initiative to help raise money for hospice care in the community.

"Everyone can get involved by doing something fun outdoors – it could be hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, or simply walking the dog.

"If just 50 people took part and donated only £5 each, the total amount would pay for a specialist clinic for anyone in the community with heart or respiratory problems to get the care, advice and medication that they need.”

To get involved, text OUTSIDE to 70085 to donate £5 to Blythe House Hospicecare, and tag posts on social media #GetOutsideDonateFive.

Supporters can also donate via the Blythe House Hospicecare website at blythehousehospice.org.uk/support-us/go-outside-donate-five.