Leading conservation charity Scottish Wildlife Trust kicked-off its 50th anniversary celebrations this morning when Sandy the Squirrel shared a giant hazelnut-shaped cake with People's Postcode Lottery staff. The beach ball-sized cake was specially commissioned by the Trust and made by Edinburgh-based 3D Cakes, who have crafted cakes for Prince William and David Beckham in the past.

To date, our players have raised over £2.7 Million for Scottish Wildlife Trust. Funding such as this has allowed this fantastic organisation to continue the vision set out by founder Sir Charles Connell and a small group of others 50 years ago and protect Scotland's wildlife for generations to come.

Simon Milne, Chief Executive of Scottish Wildlife Trust, said, "The Scottish Wildlife Trust is thrilled to mark the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations. This is a really fun and tasty way to get started, and importantly, it highlights how thankful the Scottish Wildlife Trust is for the ongoing support from players of People's Postcode Lottery."

Stephen Jardine, an Ambassador for Scottish Wildlife Trust and founder of Taste Communications, likewise enjoyed the birthday festivities. "The Scottish Wildlife Trust has a rich history and it is great to be starting the celebrations in style," he said. "I am very proud of being an Ambassador for the Scottish Wildlife Trust because the important work it does is safeguarding Scotland's wildlife like the red squirrel, golden eagle and Caledonian pine forests for future generations to enjoy."

Clara Govier, Head of Charities and Communications at People's Postcode Lottery, added, "The Scottish Wildlife Trust is an amazing charity that is doing fantastic work to protect Scotland's precious wildlife. Players of People's Postcode Lottery congratulate the Trust on reaching this important milestone and wish it all the best for its coming year of celebrations."

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