A NEW classroom at St Catharine’s Primary School, Chipping Campden, has been dedicated the founder of Campden Home Nursing.

Children at St Catherine’s voted unanimously for Jecca Brook to receive this tribute, one which has traditionally been dedicated to deceased local men such as Robert Dover and C.R. Ashbee.

The news was delivered to Mrs Brook at her home by St Catharine’s pupil Albert Todd aged 8.

She said: “I was absolutely touched.

“I have been given some other awards, which is all very touching, but nothing as touching as this.”

She started her nursing career in London before marrying her husband, David, whose RAF career took her to many new places, before settling in Broad Campden in 1989.

Mrs Brook discovered a huge need for additional nursing support in the area, so she founded Campden Home Nursing with money raised through home-baking and some donations.

The Chipping Campden-based charity has been running for 28 years, supporting more than 50 families so far this year by providing nursing care for the terminally ill in their own homes.

Following the dedication, Jecca attended an assembly at the school, before visiting the Brook classroom that is currently under construction.

She said: “A little boy came up to me yesterday and said, “Jecca, when are you coming to visit Brook class?” It was so sweet. I really loved being there, it has such a wonderful atmosphere.”

Joanne Welch, head teacher of St Catharine’s said: ‘Our school motto is ‘Let Your Light Shine’ and a number of pupils, and parents, separately nominated Jecca Brook to be the person that the new year 1 class is named after.

"Once all the children heard about the light Jecca has brought to so many, the decision was unanimous and ‘Brook Class’ opens in September! Jecca’s visit to assembly was really special."

Campden Home Nursing provides registered nursing care for the terminally ill who wish to be cared for at home.

Anyone living within a 12-mile radius of Chipping Campden has access to this free service.