Staff at Gorgie Farm ‘blown away’ after NHS worker donates pandemic bonus

Staff at LOVE Gorgie Farm said they were “blown away” by the generosity of an NHS worker who donated a bonus payment given for working during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 7:00 am

The big-hearted benefactor made a donation of over £350 to the charity-run city farm – but asked to remain anonymous.

A post on Love Gorgie Farm’s Facebook page reads: “It’s not often that we are speechless. We received a phone call from an NHS non frontline worker, who wished to donate their bonus, given to them for working throughout the pandemic.

“They have asked to remain anonymous, but their donation is over £350 and we couldn’t let this pass without shouting a massive thank you.

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“We are blown away by this selfless act and that of so, so many other people who have reached out to us, donated to our appeals and helped spread the word to support our wonderful farm.

“Saying thank you never seems enough but please know, we are so grateful, to every single person and we hope to be able to have you all back on the farm soon.

“Anyone wishing to donate can do so with the link below or via our website.”

The free-to-enter LOVE Gorgie Farm – situated on the former Gorgie City Farm site – is operated by education and social care charity, LOVE Learning.

The new LOVE Gorgie Farm opened in February 2020.
The new LOVE Gorgie Farm opened in February 2020.

The charity supports vulnerable children, young people and adults, using innovative ways to engage them in learning.

LOVE Gorgie Farm also operates a food bank and social enterprise café.

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