This Christmas, our beautiful cards have been painted by Jax Russell, a patient at Jecca’s House.
Jax, who is 61, has four children and eight grandchildren whom she lovingly supports, along with her husband Taz.
Jax was referred to the Serious Illness Support Service at Jecca’s House by her GP, following a wedge resection of the lung, the death of her father in Spain, and the diagnosis of leukaemia, all of which took place within the space of two months. Prior to moving to Jecca’s House, Campden Home Nursing organised for Jax to attend pilates with our gym partner, Freestyle 360, where she met up with other patients.
When Jecca’s House opened, Jax expressed her love and interest in painting and how she had taught herself through lock down, after her operation during her recovery period, when she felt well enough she would paint. Jax is currently running an ‘Introduction to Watercolour’ workshop to small groups for an average of six weeks at a time.
Jax said: “Jecca’s House has helped me by being a safe place to discuss issues that I find difficult to talk about with family and friends. It’s been a huge source of support, as well as a sanctuary where I pass on what I’ve learnt about painting. I love meeting the other patients and the staff have been wonderful.”
As Campden Home Nursing provides holistic support to patients and their families, Jax brought her granddaughter, aged 12, to Jecca’s House so that Jax’s diagnosis could be explained more thoroughly. This has helped her come to terms with her grandmother’s illness.
The sale of every pack of cards will help Campden Home Nursing continue to provide their services to patients like Jax and her family. You can purchase them here or our charity shop, the Post office or at Jecca’s House, Chipping Campden.