Rodney – the cartoonist who created the Queen

We are so proud of the residents at our care homes. People from different backgrounds, with unique skills and all with great character and stories.

We love telling you about those at St James Care who have something unique, a talent, a dream, or even a story.

This past week we spoke to Rodney, a cartoonist – who went to university in Winchester, before moving to Nottingham where he worked for the Nottingham Post for many years.

During our time with Rodney, we learned that he was making a caricature of the Queen, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee – but he also told us about his time at St James care, how it makes him feel alive, that it gives him reason to live – and how his creative juices flow at all hours of the day and night.

It was a great pleasure being able to talk to Rodney – and the video, including his creation of the Queen and a Corgi, is below.

We hope you will enjoy this as much as we did.