Jade bids to help can­cer suf­fer­ers

Make-up artist plans classes for fe­male pa­tients

The Galloway News - - NEWS - Jackie Grant

The daugh­ter of an “in­spi­ra­tional” woman who died fol­low­ing a bat­tle with can­cer, is aim­ing to help oth­ers fac­ing the dis­ease to look good and feel bet­ter.

Make-up artist Jade Jamieson, 26, lived through the heartache of watch­ing mum Jan­ice un­dergo chemo­ther­apy.

She was there when the Dalbeattie Pri­mary head teacher lost her hair through treat­ment and when she suf­fered other side ef­fects that af­fected her phys­i­cally and men­tally.

At the start of 2012, Jan­ice had been told the can­cer she thought she had pre­vi­ously beaten, had re­turned.

De­spite be­ing given just months to live, the mum-of-three fought on for an­other two years.

Nom­i­nated for a na­tional mag­a­zine’s search for Scot­land’s most in­spi­ra­tional lady, Jan­ice was stunned when she was told she had come out on top.

Des­per­ate to be by her mum’s side, Jade left univer­sity in Lon­don to re­turn home and help care for the woman she de­scribes as her “an­chor”.

She was dev­as­tated when Jan­ice died aged just 47 in March 2014.

Four years af­ter the tragedy, as well as work­ing as an ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive, cre­ative Jade is also busy build­ing her busi­ness and rep­u­ta­tion in the world of make-up.

In 2016, she vol­un­teered for the char­ity Look Good Feel Good, which holds beauty classes for women go­ing through treat­ment for can­cer and pro­vides a fab­u­lous make-up bag full of good­ies.

Jade ran a few of the classes, and talked with the women about how their rou­tines around makeup changed due to treat­ment and what they strug­gled with the most.

Now, she’s hop­ing to hold her own classes in Dum­fries, dubbed #browsagain­st­cancer.

Jade said: “Can­cer strips women of all con­fi­dence, dig­nity and con­trol and hav­ing no eye­brows af­ter treat­ment makes you feel even more de­flated, anx­ious and para­noid.

“I can do some­thing to help. I can teach women how to draw in their eye­brows, I can teach them the cor­rect shade of pen­cil, I can show them the technique from start to fin­ish, and I can do it now.”

Be­fore the classes hope­fully start, Jade will be host­ing a fundrais­ing event at Mrs Howat’s Vin­tage Pantry in Dum­fries on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20 at 7pm.

Money raised on the night will be used to buy brow prod­ucts to give to all the women who at­tend the classes, so they can prac­tice at home.

Any­one in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing the event or able to do­nate a prize to­wards a raf­fle on the evening, should email jade­jamieson­mua@gmail.com.

Do­na­tion to­wards the cost of brow prod­ucts that will be handed out to lo­cal women can also be made by vis­it­ing www.justgiv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/browsagain­st­cancer.

Jade added: “I’m so ex­cited about this pro­ject and can­not wait to be­gin the classes, work­ing with women to em­power women.

“If the classes help just one woman feel con­fi­dent, feel em­pow­ered and give her a boost to fight the good fight, then it will be a roar­ing suc­cess in my book.”

Here to help Make-up artist Jade Jamieson. In­set her mum Jan­ice who died af­ter a bat­tle with can­cer

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