Funding boost for Dunbar woodland

TREEMENDOUS!: Mr and Miss Scotland, Gavin MacDonald and Nicola Mimnagh, launch the new funding venture to help our native woodland.

TREEMENDOUS!: Mr and Miss Scotland, Gavin MacDonald and Nicola Mimnagh, launch the new funding venture to help our native woodland.

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PRESSMENNAN Wood near Dunbar is to benefit from a new charity partnership between the Woodland Trust Scotland and People’s Postcode Lottery.

The venture, which was launched by Mr and Miss Scotland, Gavin MacDonald and Nicola Mimnagh, will help to protect and preserve Scotland’s native woodland for future generations.

Other East Lothian wood to benefit along with Pressmennan are Butterdean and Seton Dean.

Earlier this year the trust launched its More Trees, More Good campaign which aims to double the area of native woodland across the country by 2050, creating a Scotland rich in native trees and woodland.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Nicola said: “I’m delighted to announce the new partnership between People’s Postcode Lottery and the Woodland Trust Scotland. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to visit one of the Woodland Trust Scotland’s many sites and see what the Scottish countryside has to offer.

“I’m sure that the money raised by People’s Postcode Lottery players will help to protect Scotland’s native woodlands for generations to come.”

The People’s Postcode Lottery is unique in that players play with their postcode to win prizes and support local charities. £2 from every monthly ticket goes to charity and more than £10million has been raised by People’s Postcode Lottery for charities and good causes across Great Britain.

Carol Evans, director for the Woodland Trust Scotland said: “Thanks to the players of the Postcode Lottery this vital funding will help the trust move one step closer to our vision of a Scotland rich in native trees and woodland. “

She continued: “At a local level, that means the money received from the partnership will allow us to create more habitat for wildlife, invest in our woodland, and enable more people to get outdoors and involved with the environment, have an inspirational time and hopefully instill a love of native woodland and the natural environment.”

Jo Bucci, managing director for People’s Postcode Lottery said “We’re delighted to be welcoming Woodland Trust Scotland as our latest charity partner in Scotland. We look forward to helping them to involve, discover and invest more in native woodlands.”