Nurse Kath­leen is a Star – of­fi­cial

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Pais­ley woman Kath­leen Weis­ner has been named Shine The Light win­ner for March.

Pin­na­cle Train­ing, in Pais­ley, runs the com­mu­nity cam­paign in part­ner­ship with Pais­ley.org. uk to recog­nise in­di­vid­u­als work­ing hard to make a dif­fer­ence.

Sarah Furie, co-founder of Pin­na­cle Train­ing, said nom­i­na­tions are open to the pub­lic – from friends and fam­ily to work col­leagues or even com­plete strangers.

Each month’s Star will re­ceive a gift, cer­tifi­cate of recog­ni­tion and have their story told.

At the end of the year, each month’s nom­i­nated Star will fea­ture on a 2019 cal­en­dar and a por­tion of prof­its from this will go to char­ity.

There will be op­por­tu­ni­ties through­out the year for busi­nesses to spon­sor the cal­en­dar.

Kath­leen, from Brodie Park, was nom­i­nated by her col­leagues at Glas­gow’s New Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal, where she is an aux­il­iary nurse.

The 72-year-old had pre­vi­ously re­tired but de­cided she was not fin­ished with the world of work.

Hav­ing been em­ployed at cloth­ing store Cones, in Shaw­lands, for 25 years, she was made re­dun­dant and de­cided to enter the world of nurs­ing.

She has been at the hos­pi­tal for the past nine years and is a highly-es­teemed mem­ber of the Day Surgery Unit. Col­leagues of Kath­leen, de­scribed her as“pas­sion­ate”, adding:“She keeps say­ing she needs to re­tire but she loves her job so much she just keeps go­ing.”

But it is not just in the nurs­ing world that she is held in ad­mi­ra­tion. Kath­leen, along with her part­ner of 30 years Brian, are both par­ents and fos­ter par­ents.

They have four chil­dren and eight grand­chil­dren be­tween them as well as two boys, their fos­ter chil­dren who are a per­ma­nent fix­ture in the home.

Her daugh­ter Niki said:“She com­pletely de­serves recog­ni­tion.”

She is cred­ited with al­ways “be­ing about ev­ery­one else, never her­self”,“a very car­ing per­son”and“chatty, with good man­ners and very help­ful.”

Se­nior staff nurse Kirsty McHugh said“She de­serves this. She’s amazing.

“Some of the staff were brought to tears with the thought of her be­ing recog­nised be­cause she won’t think she de­serves it at all.” ● If you know a real Star in your com­mu­nity, email nom­i­na­tions in to ad­min@ pin­na­cle­train­ingscot­land.co.uk or to brian@pais­ley.org.uk with an ex­pla­na­tion of why that per­son should be the month’s star.

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