People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery in Great Britain where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities. The support that the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has received from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery has allowed us to carry out some invaluable work; enabling us to inspire the next generation of wildlife-lovers, take care of wonderful places for wildlife and support our many brilliant volunteers.
Find out more about the Wildlife Trusts’ relationship with People’s Postcode Lottery here: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/ppl/how-it-works
Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery goes a long way to saving the special places in Yorkshire for wildlife and people. Below are just some of the examples where their support has been so important.
Inspiring the next generation of wildlife-lovers
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust launched a school’s programme for primary-aged children across four education centres in Doncaster, Flamborough, Huddersfield and Hull. This programme offers teachers and community group leaders a number of expert-led informative and interesting educational sessions on wildlife and our environment at an affordable price. Humans rely on the environment for a huge variety of essential services, such as clean water and pollination of food crops. Therefore it is crucial that the next generation understand and respect the environment we all take advantage of.
Without the support of players of People's Postcode Lottery, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust would not have been able to launch this programme, which inspires our younger generations about the world around them. Habitat exploration, wildlife gardening and marine litter are just some of the topics offered through the extensive programme.
Children who have already taken part have given the programme their thumbs up, loving the chance to get outdoors and explore.
Wild about Yorkshire’s Wildlife
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust manages numerous nature reserves across the region, and visitors arrive at these sites eager to explore their local surroundings, learn more about the wildlife around them and simply unwind by taking a walk in a peaceful setting. All of our reserves are inspiring places, with a huge variety across the sites including ancient woodland, wildflower meadows and wetlands teeming with birds.
So that people can better enjoy these sites, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is working hard to make them more accessible and to make it easier for visitors to find out more about why they are important. Thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust has been able to start an information and signage project, with an initial focus on key sites. Potteric Carr nature reserve in Doncaster, for example, has had much of its signage updated as a result to help guide visitors around the site; this ensures that any visit to our reserves is as informative and enjoyable as possible.