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

Gemma Edgar, of the Dunn Street service in Clydebank, was presented with the Excellence in Management and Leadership award by Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP.

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

“From the me that was four years ago, to the me now, has changed immensely because of the people I have met along the way.

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

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

“She leads by example and positively encourages the team to do their best and to provide the best support possible. Aside from her team leader role she has also decorated the service in bold colours, redecorated the sensory room as well as encouraged people to take part in events such as the Kiltwalk.”

Quarriers provide care and support for vulnerable members of the public who face challenging circumstances.

Ms Duncan-Glancy said: “Quarriers staff have continually gone above and beyond to provide vital care and support through the provision of key services across Scotland.”