‘Clydesider’ role for chief executive Edel

Edel poses with the Commonwealth Games mascots.
Edel poses with the Commonwealth Games mascots.

The tables will be turned for a Stonehaven charity worker over the next two weeks when she volunteers at the Commonwealth Games.

Edel Harris, chief executive of leading social care charity Cornerstone, will start her first shift today (Thursday) as a volunteer in the area of sponsor services and hospitality. She was one of 50,000 people to apply to be a Clydesider, and one of just 15,000 chosen.

Edel will be based at the SECC and the Hydro, with the task of meeting and greeting sponsors as they arrive for the various events taking part at the venue, including gymnastics, netball, boxing, wrestling, weight lifting and judo.

She had to undergo extensive training including orientation and venue instruction, and learning general information and facts and figures about Glasgow and the Games and participating athletes.

“Cornerstone relies on volunteers every day of the year to help the people we support lead a full and valued life – it’s a very important role that they play. This is my way of promoting the value of volunteering, as well as giving something back” she said.

For more information on all of Cornerstone’s services and how to become a volunteer, just visit the website on www.cornerstone.org.uk or contact James McQueen 01224 256000