Wild prizes up for grabs in St. Andrew’s Day Kid’s Competition
The Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) is encouraging local families to get outdoors and explore the wildlife in their garden or local park this week (w/c 16 November) as part of a new children’s competition launched by SWT Visitor Centres at Falls of Clyde, Loch of the Lowes and Montrose Basin.
To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day, the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) has teamed up with the People’s Postcode Lottery to offer free entry to any of its three wildlife visitor centres (Falls of Clyde, Loch of the Lowes and Montrose Basin) located across the country, from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 November.
By visiting Falls of Clyde, locals can spend St. Andrew’s Day spotting some of Scotland’s most iconic creatures, including otters and kingfishers. Kid’s can bring along their own pictures of local wildlife to enter a competition to win the chance to adopt a native Scottish animal and receive a wildlife fun-pack.
Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre Manager, Willie Buttery, said: “To enter the competition, all families need to do is visit the Centre for free this St. Andrew’s Day weekend and bring along a piece of home-made wildlife art. You can use any materials to make your picture, and the more creative the better. You could even get out in your garden and make your picture from leaves, twigs, and pine cones, for example.
“We will display a selection of art in the centre over the weekend and the winner will be chosen afterwards. As a prize, the winner can choose to adopt an osprey, a beaver, or a red squirrel. Adopting an animal is a new campaign from SWT, and an adoption pack makes a unique and meaningful Christmas gift.”
Claire Stewart, Charities Manager from People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Simply present a copy of the Postcode News, People’s Postcode Lottery’s own newspaper, or download the voucher from www.postcodelottery.com to enjoy local Scottish wildlife for free this St. Andrew’s Day.
“The People’s Postcode Lottery is proud to support the Scottish Wildlife Trust. We are delighted to work with the Trust and SWT visitor centres will be opening for free on St. Andrew’s Day, bringing wildlife experiences to more people from postcodes across Scotland.”
SWT is one of five official charities of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Scotland’s own charity lottery, which divides cash prizes between players in postcode areas while helping worthy causes in Scotland. 40p from each ticket sold goes direct to charities in Scotland. The lottery has raised over £772,000 for the Scottish Wildlife Trust so far.
SWT is the largest voluntary body working for all the wildlife or Scotland. For more information on SWT or to become a member, visit www.swt.org.uk.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
SWT operate three visitor centres around Scotland: Falls of Clyde, New Lanark; Loch of the Lowes, Perthshire; and Montrose Basin, Angus. More information can be found at www.swt.org.uk raise public awareness of threatened habitats and species and manages over 120 reserves Scotland-wide.
SWT is the largest voluntary body working for all the wildlife of Scotland, representing more than 35,000 members who care for wildlife and the environment. SWT seeks to SWT seeks to raise public awareness of threatened habitats and species and manages over 120 reserves Scotland-wide.
The People’s Postcode Lottery is the lottery for charities in Scotland. Launched in November 2007, PPL represents a unique fundraising concept where players play with their postcode to win cash prizes whilst supporting charities in Scotland. 40p from each ticket sold goes direct to charity in Scotland. To date SWT have received over £772,023 from PPL which helps maintain the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s network of over 120 reserves across Scotland.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Clara Govier SWT
Tel: 0131 312 4747
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