Free entry to Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival for National Lottery players

PUBLISHED: 10:32 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 28 November 2018

Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter's Church.

Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter's Church.

Free entry to Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival will be available to players of the National Lottery for one night only.

St Peter’s will be throwing open its doors for free at 7pm on December 4 to anyone who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard, and visitors will also receive a glass of mulled wine.

St Peter’s is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thank you’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

St Peter’s received £270,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the money is paying for the development of a plan for the future of the venue.

The plan will form the basis of a further application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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 £7.8billion of 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.”

Oliver Forder, chairman of the Friends of St Peter’s, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we’ve been able to start the regeneration project. “When the project has been completed, the building will have been renovated, with substantially enhanced facilities.

“St Peter’s will be fit to serve the people of Sudbury for another 500 years.”

For more information, visit the ‘What’s On’ page of the St Peter’s website.

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