People's Postcode Lottery in the news...


2017

One million reasons to smile
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is today celebrating tipping over the £1 million mark, thanks to players of the UK’s largest charity lottery. Read more.

Students say: “I can do” on nature reserve
Funding from Players of People’s Postcode Lottery has enabled a group of students from Newcastle College to experience a wild day out on a nature reserve in Northumberland. Read more.

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery raise a million for Northumberland’s wildlife!
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more.


2016

Players supported the ‘staycation’ event of the summer
This August, and for the second year running, players of the charity lottery enabled members of the public to connect with nature at the Trust’s outdoor festival aptly titled ‘Our Wildlife’ at Blagdon Hall Estate on the outskirts of Newcastle. Read more.

Supporter of wildlife charity launches in Germany
People’s Postcode Lottery, the charity lottery which, to date has supported more than 344 good causes, including a wildlife charity in this region, has now launched in Germany. Read more.

Charity lottery players supporting half-term capers
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are helping to put the fun back into half-term at the beginning of June by supporting two events being hosted by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Read more.

Flying the flag for charity’s supporters
In 2013 Conrad Dickinson, Managing Director of Karpet Mills and Patron of Northumberland Wildlife Trust guided HRH Prince Harry, and teams of injured service personnel from the UK, USA and Commonwealth in a trek to the South Pole as part of the Walking with the Wounded 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge. Read more.

Clean-up begins courtesy of charity lottery players
Following last winter’s storms and flooding which wreaked havoc around the UK, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is making the most of the better weather and carrying out storm damage repairs on a number of its reserves in the region and it’s all been made possible thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more.

Charity lottery players supporting the ‘staycation’ event of the summer
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be helping members of the public to have a wild old time this August. Read more.


2015

TV presenter celebrates £25,000 for wildlife charity
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £1.575 million to long-term supported charities and the wildlife charity is one of 63 charities that will receive the extra £25,000 award from players of the charity lottery. Read more.

A return to good old play, thanks to charity lottery
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has just received a staggering £200,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, taking the total received from its players to a whopping £894,940. Read more.

Otters, DNA and People’s Postcode Lottery
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is now able to carry out its first county-wide otter survey since 2002, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery - great news for the Trust and for otters. Read more.

Take a seat … courtesy of charity lottery
Volunteers from Northumberland Wildlife Trust have been carrying out essential repairs at a popular nature reserve in the area, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more.

A first for Trust thanks to £25,000 cash boost
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded it an additional £25,000 in funding. Read more.

Uniting to help young people
Northumberland Wildlife Trust recently joined forces with Children North East to give a group of 8 young people a great day out, all courtesy of players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more.


2014

Thousands of reasons to cheer!
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has thousands of reasons to be very happy … 175,000 reasons in fact!
For, the wildlife charity has received a staggering £175,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery which supports a number of good causes across Britain and globally. Read more

Spooktacular event thanks to charity lottery players
Children of all ages will be able to try their hand at pumpkin carving with Northumberland Wildlife Trust this October, thanks to the generous players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Safe as a newt, thanks to charity lottery
A group of five pupils from Ashington Community High School will be spending the autumn term helping Northumberland Wildlife Trust safeguard a protected species on its Hauxley nature reserve - and it’s being made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

New bench damaged after just one week!
A bench funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery has been covered in graffiti just one week after being installed in Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s St Nicholas Park Wildlife Garden in Newcastle. Read more

'Otterly' amazing £50,000 cash boost!
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £2 million to long-term supported charities, and the North East based wildlife charity is one of 40 charities that will receive the extra £50,000 award from players of the charity lottery. Read more

Millions of reasons to smile
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have now raised an amazing £41,572,783 for charities and good causes since the lottery’s launch in 2008. Read more

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge!
An exciting new initiative for prospective students in Scotland, England and Wales who are wishing to pursue a ‘green-themed’ full-time or part-time postgraduate degree at the Open University. Read more

Conrad Dickinson and HRH Prince Harry fly the NWT flag at the South Pole!
What a FANTASTIC way to start 2014! The first time a Prince has flown a flag from any Wildlife Trust at the South Pole, and we are SO excited that it was our flag! Read more

They've done it again!
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to confirm the ongoing support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, whose parent company Novamedia, has just been announced as the world's second largest private charity donor, having awarded £441 million to charitable causes across the world in 2013. Read more


2013

Fabulous Christmas present for wildlife charity!
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is today celebrating receiving a fantastic early Christmas present from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Two charities unite for young people
Two North-East charities, both supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, joined forces recently to give a group of young people a great day out. Read more

Polar explorer has something special in his rucksack!
Hexham based Conrad Dickinson, Managing Director of Karpet Mills and Patron of Northumberland Wildlife Trust, has headed off to the South Pole to take part in the Walking with the Wounded 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge…and has taken something special in the bottom of his rucksack! Read more

Summer just got £76,000 better!
Summer just got £76,000 better as Northumberland Wildlife Trust is today celebrating receiving a fantastic cash boost from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The wildlife charity has just received the fantastic amount from the Lottery which supports a number of charities and good causes across Great Britain. Read more

Ideas swap thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery
Two hardworking North-East charities, both supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, have been working together to help improve each other’s organisation. Read more

Pupils head to 'Narnia'
It took more than a small flurry of snow to stop pupils from Ashington Community High School yesterday. Read more

Snow doesn't halt demolition at Hauxley
Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s fire damaged visitor centre was demolished late yesterday afternoon despite heavy snow falling. Read more

They've done it again!
For the second year running, Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries, the founder of People’s Postcode Lottery, has been announced as the world’s third-largest private charity donor. Read more


2012

Ambassador is giving big
Karpet Mills is supporting Northumberland Wildlife Trust during this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. Read more

Early Christmas present for wildlife charity
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is today celebrating receiving a fantastic early Christmas present from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

20 million reasons to be happy!
Players of charity lottery raise milestone amount for good causes! Read more

Go wild in the garden!
Join Northumberland Wildlife Trust for a great day out in its Gosforth garden on Saturday 14 July! Read more

Baywatch!
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be helping Northumberland Wildlife Trust protect its reserves along Druridge Bay this summer. Read more

School director keeps promise to his pupils and People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador
The director of a brand new school in Newcastle, together with his 413 pupils have kept a promise they made to TV wildlife presenter and People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Chris Packham. Read more

Charity lottery continues to fund Hauxley volunteers
Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley reserve is supported Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year, by a small team of dedicated volunteer wardens, who, since the early 1980s, have carried out and recorded a daily bird count to establish a picture of bird populations throughout the Druridge Bay area. Read more

Please play the Spring Postcode Millions, urges wildlife chief
Northumberland Wildlife Trust Chief Executive Mike Pratt is urging members of the public to enter the People’s Postcode Lottery Spring Postcode Millions draw. Read more

Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is the third largest donor in the world!
Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries’, the founder of People’s Postcode Lottery, has been announced as the world’s third-largest private charity donor, having donated a total of £451 million for good causes across the world. Read more


2011

A million thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players!
As 2011 starts heading towards 2012, Northumberland Wildlife Trust would like to thank the players of People’s Lottery for all their support throughout a very difficult and financially challenging 2011. Read more

'Tis the season to be planting
Keep your fingers crossed it doesn’t snow this February as a team of staff and volunteers from Northumberland Wildlife Trust aim to have planted over 5,000 trees and 250m of hedgerow at 9 locations by the end of next month - not to mention the trees which will be felled to make way for the new ones. Read more

Make wildlife your new year's resolution
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is reminding people to remember wildlife when making New Year’s resolutions for 2012. Read more

Wild times had by all thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery
School children in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside had a fantastic summer all courtesy of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Lottery players give cash-strapped charities a welcome boost
People’s Postcode Lottery has put the bounce back into cash-strapped charities by announcing that its players have raised a staggering £10 Million for good causes. Read more

Judie gives Alex a big surprise
When Trust Estates Officer Alex Lister headed to our Hauxley reserve recently, little did he know he would be in for a big surprise! Read more

All action ambassador for People’s Postcode Lottery
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has started 2010 with the appointment of a new patron - explorer and businessman, Conrad Dickinson. Read more

People’s Postcode Lottery expands distribution across UK retail network
Retail rollout of People’s Postcode Lottery underlines commitment to increase funds for local charities. Read more

Groovy chicks at East Chevington reserve
Four Marsh Harrier chicks have recently fledged at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s East Chevington nature reserve which is heavily supported by funding from People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Wildlife presenter calls in with some cash
Chris Packham, BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch presenter, author and renowned naturalist took time out from his ‘Never mind the Buzzards’ lecture tour to present NWT with a cheque on behalf of People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Wildlife events bigger and better this year
Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s summer programme of nature activities is back by popular demand and this year it’s even bigger and better, thanks to funding from People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Life’s a Beach for Charities in the North!
People’s Postcode Lottery players are bowling the recession blues out of the park...or should we say the beach?! A landmark £2 million has now been raised for charities in the North of England, and what better way to celebrate than a day at the seaside? Read more

People’s Postcode Lottery repairs damage at local reserve 
Staff and volunteers at Northumberland Wildlife Trust have been left deeply upset at the damage caused to the bird feeding stations at its Big Waters reserve. Read more

Gorse busters, dozy dormice and the People’s Postcode Lottery
NWT has kick-started 2009 with two major conservation projects - made possible with funding from People’s Postcode Lottery. Read more

Postcode Lottery launched 'Thank You North East' campaign
People's Postcode Lottery is showing gratitude to its players by launching a six week ‘Thank You North East’ campaign. Read more