Jade bids to help cancer sufferers
Make-up artist plans classes for female patients
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 email@example.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