Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
Member Login

Member login

No account? JOIN US

12 Days of Christmas

We visited Jackie – who has cared for brother Mark since he was 12 years old – to give a snapshot of caring at Christmas.


In his late twenties, Mark developed Huntington's disease – the condition that took their mum, uncle and grandmother. Jackie now cares for Mark full time in their home in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, where they live with Sybil the dog and Jackie's partner.

Watch the 12 Days of Christmas:

The 12 Days:

In the 12 days of Christmas, caring gave to me...

12 presents wrapping
11 cards a-laying
10 tasks competing
9 spills a-wiping
8 pages reading
7 pills a-sorting
6 buttons fastening
5 minutes off
4 dirty plates
3 mouths to feed
2 crackers pulled

...and a brother who can’t do without me.

Presents wrappingCards a layingTasks competing

Spills a wipingPages readingPills sorting

Buttons fastening5 minutes offDirty plates

Mouths to feedCrackerThank you


  • To read about Jackie's caring story in full, click here.
  • Jackie and Mark have also featured in a video to raise awareness of Huntington's disease – to watch it, click here.
  • To find out about how to get help or support over Christmas, click here
mautic is open source marketing automation

Join us

Connect Icon footer

Together we're a supportive community and a movement for change.

Donate

donate footer

Your donations are an essential part of helping us make life better for carers.

How you can help

Volunteer David footer

With your help we can reach more carers with timely support and advice.

Campaign

campaign with us module

We will keep campaigning until every carer gets proper recognition and support.

Back to top