Jecca started her nursing career in London before marrying the lovely David Brook, whose RAF career took her to many new places before settling in the Cotswolds in 1989. Then living in Broad Campden, Jecca began thinking about a way she could carry on her nursing and approached two GP’s with her idea. Then, as now, there was a huge need for this additional support and so the idea of Campden Home Nursing took shape. Jecca gave herself 3 months to raise three thousand pounds, which of course she did with generous donations and even baking and selling bread to raise the money!
Campden Home Nursing has now been running for 29 years providing nursing care for the terminally ill who wish to be cared for at home and has gone from strength to strength. We have a team of 19 nurses led by a Nurse Manager, Janet Oakey, a wonderful trustee team and two members of staff that run the charity.
In November 2017, Campden Home Nursing were honoured to be presented with the first ‘Services to the Community’ award at the Campden Business Forum Awards in recognition of the work of the wonderful charity Jecca founded for the local community. Jecca collected the award on the night and gave a heartfelt speech about her two great passions in life, her family and Campden Home Nursing. It is a testament to her that in January she celebrated her 80th birthday and well over a hundred members of the community came along to a tea party we held for her in the town hall.
At the end of 2017 Campden Home Nursing future was secured by receiving a multi-million-pound legacy from a patient we had nursed. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to be in the position where we can now expand our services to the local community and plan for much bigger projects in the years ahead.
The status of our charity has recently changed, and we are now registered as Campden Home Nursing CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation CIO). This is something many charities are doing. The main benefit is that it gives us limited liability so that its members and trustees will not have to contribute in the event of financial loss.
We will continue to just use ‘Campden Home Nursing’ when we refer to the charity, however, due to new banking regulations, for information, any cheques made out to us must be payable to “Campden Home Nursing CIO.”
For nursing enquiries please contact our nursing team on 07780 660141.
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