Gorgie City Farm has secured a sponsorship agreement with Johnson Matthey, to provide
snacks for volunteers during a structured break in their volunteer session.

To celebrate the anniversary of the implementation of Johnson Matthey’s Code of
Ethics, the team at their site in Edinburgh decided to reach out to the local

The sponsorship has enabled Gorgie City Farm to provide a healthy drink and snack
to the 150 volunteers who have a meaningful placement on the Farm each week.
Providing a snack and a structured break during each volunteering session helps
to develop and maintain the relationships between the volunteers and staff.
Volunteers feel more included in the “Farm Family” and are better able to
participate to the best of their abilities. This enriches their volunteering
experience at the Farm and, in turn, enhances the experiences of all the
visitors to Gorgie City Farm.

Gail Vencker, Volunteering and Inclusion Manager at Gorgie City Farm, said: “We’re
delighted to have the support of Johnson Matthey as our volunteers are very important to us at Gorgie City Farm.”

David Payne, Site Director, said: “At Johnson Matthey, we believe that investing in
our communities is a key part of our social commitment to the places in which
we operate and we are pleased to sponsor Gorgie City Farm which provides such a
fantastic service to our local community”