A CHARITY SUPPORT worker from Buxton is one of just six finalists in the UK Worker of the Year competition.
Anna Simpson, who works for the Amber Trust, a charity dedicated to providing support services for adults with mental ill health, has beaten off tough competition to make the shortlist for the competition, which is organised by Dickies.
Anna is up against finalists from a variety of professions including an electrician, a lollipop lady and a chef, and the competition winner will be announced at a special ceremony in November.
Much of Anna’s job involves dealing with people who are struggling emotionally or financially and have reached crisis point.
She helps get their life back in order by getting involved with a variety of companies and organisations with whom the people she assists have got into difficulties.
Her attitude in the entry process and the obvious pride regarding her work really impressed the competition judges and saw her into the final six.
The judges were also impressed by her awareness of what progressing in the competition could mean to her charity, in terms of publicity – and therefore awareness - as well as the boost it would give to both the charity overall and the other people who work there.