Lottery players get a free cuppa as Trust says a big thank-you

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is toasting National Lottery players for the help they have given over the years.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 1:00 pm
Northumberland Wildlife Trust Heritage scones. Picture by Tim Mason

It is joining hundreds of visitor attractions throughout the United Kingdom to say a massive thank-you to Lottery players for the support that they have given heritage, and a number of Trust projects, through Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants.

As part of the week-long #ThanksToYou National Lottery celebration, the wildlife charity’s Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre on Druridge Bay will be offering free tea or coffee to National Lottery players between Monday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 5, from 10am to 4pm.

To receive their free tea or coffee, all players need to do is present a lottery ticket (including both National Lottery draw-based games) or National Lottery scratchcard – either a hard copy ticket or a digital ticket – in the Lookout Café between those dates.

Also available for a limited time only will be Heritage scones – two varieties of prosecco and festive fruit scones that are proving to be very popular with Trust volunteers who have been sampling them before they go on sale.

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Alex Lister, Druridge Bay living landscape manager, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve been able to do some fantastic work over the Druridge Bay area over the last couple of years.

“Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre forms a big part of that and is testament to how valuable National Lottery players are.”

Alex added: “So whether you play in a syndicate, buy a ticket or ticket each week or have only ever played once, why not come along to Hauxley, enjoy a free tea or coffee, perhaps savour a Heritage scone and see for yourself how you have helped us?”