Linda Brandon has worked for North Ayrshire’s Victim Support for 17 years. Here, she tells us about her life.
Why do you do what you do?
I think I get a lot of satisfaction from my job. Helping people to get through to the other side of a situation makes me happy.
Do you have a best friend?
I wouldn’t say that I have a best friend. I’m very lucky in my life to have a very close group of friends.
Who has been your greatest influence?
I’d say my father, Jim Macdonald. He was the life and soul of the party and had a great sense of humour. He was musically talented and could play anything by ear. I suppose the way he was gave me the confidence I have in my life.
What three items would you take to a desert island?
I would take my Kindle to have a good read of some books; I’d also take a bread machine - I love fresh and crusty bread; and my final item would be a cappuccino machine.
Who is your ideal dinner guest?
That would be my husband, Hugh. His hobby is cooking, so I would sit back with a glass of wine whilst he cooked a lovely meal!
Do you have any regrets?
I see lots of sad things and nobody’s life is easy but we learn from these things and move forward, but no I don’t have any regrets.
Do you have a favourite song?
My favourite song is True Love, originally by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. The song re-entered the charts when Elton John covered it, around the time my father passed away. The line “For you and I have a guardian angel” meant a lot. I also walked down the aisle to that song because it means so much.