Care by Day, Commonwealth by Night

by Ross Stebbing

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

HILL VIEW Bupa PR Edinburgh ClientLocal nurse Linda Barnes, is swapping beds for batons as she prepares for her role as a volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Linda, Unit Manager at Bupa’s Hill View Care Home, has been selected for approximately ten of the anticipated sporting events which kick off towards the end of July.

She will be based at the SECC and Clyde Auditorium where the Boxing, Gymnastics, Judo, Netball and wrestling will be taking place and is looking forward to giving her helping hand.

Describing her anticipation for the forthcoming sporting extravaganza, Linda said:

I’m so happy to be taking part in the Games, it’s such a contrast from my day to day job but the role will still involve me helping others which is my true passion.

This is such a monumental event for Scotland and I’m excited to play my part to ensure everything can run as smoothly as possible and that everyone has a fantastic time. I am proud to be a Glaswegian and I want to play my part in this great event.

HILL VIEW Bupa PR Edinburgh ClientThe Bupa team have been really supportive and made it very easy for me to continue my work in the home and volunteer at the games. I’m really eager get involved and be part of this once in a lifetime experience.”

The role will see Linda take centre stage as a “Clydesider”’ – a key title which ensures the forthcoming event runs like clockwork. The stint will involve her ensuring attendees are safely escorted in and out of venues and also answering questions that the public may have.

Linda added: “The SECC Campus will form the largest venue during the Games so being able to play, even a small part in this event is just amazing.”

A well known figure in the local community, Linda has worked at Bupa’s Hill View Care Home caring for older people with complex care needs for over 16 years and has won several top awards along the way.

Described as “one of the most respected” members of staff at the Care Home, Linda has previously won several Bupa Personal Best Awards -a recognition trophy dished out by the home to honour hard work and dedication to its top carers.

Linda’s dedication to selflessness and helping others is set to continue with her stint as a volunteer for the highly anticipated Games which will see her juggle the role alongside her day job as Unit Manager, which further testifies her true dedication to helping others.

Felllow staff at Bupa’s Hill View Care Home are also highly supportive of Linda’s upcoming venture, with Care Home Manager, Graham Kelly saying:

Linda is one of the most respected members of staff within the home, and her Commonwealth volunteering further testifies her dedication to helping others and her true selfless spirit.

She has been a member of staff at Hill View for over 16 years and is loved by everyone, we’re all rooting for her to fly the flag for the home at the Glasgow games.

What’s more, Linda doesn’t even have a sporting background, she just truly loves to volunteer and to make sure that she is helping others all the time.”

For more information contact our Award-Winning PR Agency in Edinburgh

Public rleations agency account executive Ross Stebbing

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As part of the expert PR team at a fast-paced Scottish public relations agency, Ross Stebbing works on diverse clients in sectors including film and media, construction, healthcare and logistics. While he delivers PR in Edinburgh, his results appear in newspapers, magazines and websites all across the UK and beyond.

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