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People’s Postcode Lottery secures another year of Heritage Open Days

People’s Postcode Lottery secures another year of Heritage Open Days


Thank you People’s Postcode Lottery for recently making us Charity of the Week.

Since 2013 players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported National Trust projects with donations totalling £350,000.

We want to say a massive thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting our mission to look after special places forever, for everyone.

2015’s wonderful support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has enabled us to secure the future of Heritage Open Days, the UK’s biggest festival, for another year. Over 1,500 different organisations, together with some 45,000 local volunteers, organise openings and events for four days every September. Over 4,600 sites – including 150 National Trust places - open their doors for all to enjoy free access to England’s art, architecture and heritage. The support from players means that we can develop and grow activities which encourage communities to celebrate their local culture.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said: ‘I am delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support Heritage Open Days. It is so important to maintain these historical sites to ensure their preservation for generations to come, and it’s great to know that funding from players will help this.’

We're also extremely grateful for players’ support in 2014 which enabled us to fully repair the original steam-powered fire pump at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales; to conserve a priceless military Buff Coat belonging to Seaton Delaval Hall in Yorkshire; to restore the beautiful Axminster carpet from Stourhead’s famous saloon; and to support intricate lacquer work on an exquisite Chinese screen and chests at Osterley House in Hounslow.

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery first supported the Trust in 2013 with a fantastic award of £100,000 which enabled the exciting investigations into a self-portrait at Buckland Abbey, leading to the astounding confirmation of the Trust’s first-ever Rembrandt painting. The restoration of this high-profile 'selfie' was entirely thanks to players.

About the People's Postcode Lottery
Players of people’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £75 million for good causes. For every £2 you spend with People’s Postcode Lottery, 50p goes directly to charities like us.

National Trust is one of People’s Postcode Lottery’s 53 ‘supported charities’. People’s Postcode Lottery makes additional grants of under £20,000 to other charities upon application. They aim to to raise funds and awareness for good causes, allowing their supported charities to focus on their work.

How it works
Once their postcode is registered, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have the chance to win a prize every day:

If you would like to play People’s Postcode Lottery, have the chance of winning big, and help to support us, then sign up now or call Freephone 0808 1098765.

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People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charitable organisations which support a range of good causes. For details on which society lottery is running each week please see the Charity Draw Calendar.

  • Ticket £2 per draw
  • 5 draws per month paid monthly in advance
  • Players must be 16 years or over
  • Only available in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Conditions apply see full terms and conditions
  • Maximum prize is £400,000 or 10% of draw proceeds

The Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under licences 829-N-102511-003 and 829-R-102513-003, dated 01 January 2009. Registered office: Postcode Lottery Ltd, Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR, United Kingdom.