Gemma Powell, 30, Aberdeenshire Area Services Coordinator based in Deeside for CLAN Cancer Support talks about her busy day
Typically I get up about 7am, shower and have breakfast, watch the morning news and leave for work around 8.15am, depending on where I’m working. At the moment we have two young puppies in the house so we have to walk them first thing. I’m not enjoying going out in the dark, cold or snowy mornings, but I don’t think they like it much either.
On a “normal” day I’d be in Ballater which is about a 35 to 40 minute drive, but on Thursdays I’m in Banchory which is about an hour, so I leave a little earlier. I work 9 to 5pm normally, but this can vary depending on if I’m giving a talk or presentation in the evening, or attending a fundraising event.
Today is a Thursday, which means I’m in Banchory where we operate a support and wellbeing service one day a week from 10 to 4pm. We opened up in Banchory in May 2013, in the West Church hall. The centre opens and appointments start at 10am, so I’m there at 9am to get the rooms set up.