Clydebank model Gemma hailed for her work with charity

A HARD WORKING Bankie has been rewarded for her efforts with the Quarriers charity.

Gemma Edgar, of the Dunn Street department at Clydebank, received the Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP Excellence in Management and Leadership Award.

Gemma told the Post how her work with Quarriers has helped her grow. She said: “Working with Quarriers gave me so much experience and gave me even more confidence.

“From me four years ago to me today, it’s changed a lot because of the people I’ve met along the way.

“I also think as service users, being able to support service users who are more vulnerable and give something back to them, you feel like you’re doing something with your life and giving back.”

A statement from Quarriers said: “In her role as team leader, Gemma demonstrates impressive leadership skills which really benefit her colleagues and those supported by Quarriers.

“She leads by example and positively encourages the team to do their best and provide the best possible support. In addition to her role as team leader, she also decorated the service with bright colors, redecorated the sensory room and encouraged people to participate in events such as the Kiltwalk.

Careers provide care and support to vulnerable members of the public facing difficult circumstances.

Ms Duncan-Glancy said: “Quarriers staff have continuously gone out of their way to provide life-saving care and support through the delivery of key services across Scotland.”

Rebecca R. Santistevan