Go Wild with the RSPB and National Lottery this December #ThanksToYou

Annabel Rushton

Monday 26 November 2018

From 3-9 December 2018, RSPB Leighton Moss are offering free entry to National Lottery players as part of national #ThanksToYou celebrations.


Leighton Moss will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players during the week of 3-9 December 2018. The nature reserve in Silverdale is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.


The idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard between 3-9 December inclusive gets free entry in return. Terms and conditions apply.


Leighton Moss received £370,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012, which, along with additional funding from others allowed the creation of a sensory garden, Skytower viewing platform, boardwalk and the replacement of five hides.


Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager at Leighton Moss said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we’ve been able to greatly improve the visitor facilities here at Leighton Moss. Our old car park was transformed into a sensory wildlife garden and a new boardwalk now gives access to part of the site where visitors were not previously able to go. The funding also allowed us to improve wildlife watching through the replacement of five hides, plus the installation of the Skytower – a very popular, nine metre high elevated platform, which gives our visitors a bird’s-eye view out over this stunning reserve and surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty. With exciting and unusual wildlife that changes through the seasons, Leighton Moss and these facilities are enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.”


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 £7.8bn 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.”


For full terms and conditions visit www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/events-dates-and-inspiration/thanks-to-you. Further information on the wildlife spectacles and seasonal events at Leighton Moss, visit rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss.

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