The National Trust is opening its gardens at Blickling Estate for free to National Lottery players on Wednesday, December 13, as a thank you to people who have raised money for its conservation work by buying a Lottery ticket.
National Trust places throughout the East of England have benefited from support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, meaning vital conservation projects and work to improve how we tell the stories of these special places can be completed.
Jo Bosch, marketing and visitor manager at Blickling. said: “Without grant support like this, we wouldn’t have been able to undertake some of our most important and innovative conservation work. Grant income, as well as help from members, supporters and volunteers allows us to look after special places for ever, for everyone. This is a small gesture of our thanks to National Lottery players.
Ros Kerslake, chief executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage, which has been transformed by more than £7bn National Lottery funding since 1994. This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”
Any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratch card on December 13 will be admitted for free to participating National Trust places. Full terms and conditions, including the sites participating, can be found on the National Trust website.
This offer is part of a National Lottery celebration where a host of organisations which have benefited from Heritage Lottery funding offer free access, special offers or activities to say thank you.