Where raffle money goes

All around the country, our places use raffle funds to continue important conservation and repair work. The following are just a few examples of projects that have been supported with the funds you've helped raise:

Winter snow at Basildon Park
The house dusted in snow during winter at Basildon Park National Trust / Sally Parker

Basildon Park

This beautiful Palladian mansion featured in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice'. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as for the unusual Octagon Room. At Basildon they will be utilising their raffle income to refurbish the Bamboo bedroom, including repairing and decorating the ceiling and walls, and replacement of the carpet.

Visitors in the garden at Tyntesfield
Visitors in the garden at Tyntesfield National Trust Images / John Millar


The extraordinary Victorian estate of Tyntesfield has been carefully restored over the last 10 years through a groundbreaking conservation project. Raffle money funded the repair and conservation of the magnificent Stone Benches in the Formal Garden, where visitors could witness the conservators in action.