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December fun thanks to The National Lottery!


On the 11 December 2017, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be offering a free guided tour and tea and coffee in Caffi Pen Dinas to National Lottery players.

They are joining participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

The National Library of Wales has received £486,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund in the past to fund the Cynefin tithe map project, as well as £100,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to help establish the Library’s Volunteering Scheme.

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.”

The idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard on 11th of December 2017 gets a free guided tour in return, a free cup of tea or coffee in the café, and 10% discount in the Library shop.  The free guided tour will be held at 2.15 p.m.

Mererid Boswell of The National Library of Wales said:

“Thanks to National Lottery players we’ve been able to provide a much wider access to the public to tithe maps and our volunteer project meant that the information included on Places of Wales will be of use to future generations”.

Further Information

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Notes to editors

The National Lottery
National Lottery players raise, on average, over £30 million each week for projects all over the country. In total £37 billion has been raised for Good Causes since The National Lottery began in 1994 and more than 510,000 individual grants have been made across the UK, the majority (70 per cent) of which are for £10,000 or less, helping small projects make a big difference in their community! @TNLUK #NationalLottery

The Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. @heritagelottery. For more information, please contact Katie Owen, HLF Press Office on tel: 020 7591 6036