11 June 2012
Postcode Lottery staff swapped office life for a day of hard labour in the great outdoors
Staff from People's
Postcode Lottery volunteered to help the Woodland Trust Scotland restore one of Scotland's most
Portmoak Moss, near Scotlandwell in Kinross-shire, is home to one of a handful of surviving raised bogs in central Scotland.
volunteers spent the day removing naturally seeded trees from the bog surface
to ensure that it doesn't dry out. By maintaining open damp conditions, bog
plants such as sphagnum moss are gradually re-colonising the surface.
Woodland Trust Scotland site manager said: “It’s great that People’s Postcode
Lottery get involved in a practical way with the charities they support. The
volunteers put in an impressive amount of work and it was satisfying to look
back and see the area that they managed to clear. We look forward to seeing
them again in 2013.”
Jennifer Rodger, Head of HR at People's Postcode Lottery said: “We’re delighted to give our
staff the opportunity to get involved with the work of our supported charities.
We believe it’s a good way to make a valuable contribution to enhancing the
environment for the benefit of the entire community. Everyone who took part
really enjoyed the day and are hoping to be back again next year.”
People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £230,000 for Woodland Trust Scotland
to date. This has enabled the Trust to plant
new native trees, which are one of the best habitats for wildlife and to give people
the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the outdoors.