When Gordon retired six years ago, he wasn’t ready to sit back and put his feet up. So he tried a number of roles with charity organisations before settling on a voluntary role in Roxburghe House.

Seventy-year-old Gordon had spent over 40 years working both onshore and offshore in safety management in the oil and gas industry. Before that, he spent seven years in Grampian Fire Service. 

“When I arrived at Roxburghe House, they asked me what I’d like to do and I didn’t know,” he said.

“They suggested the day unit because as they said ‘we’ve never had a man on the day unit before’ so that was decided.”